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Diri Will Not Disappoint Bayelsa People- Jonathan



Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said that the newly sworn governor of Bayelsa State, Douye Diri will not disappoint the people of the state by living to their expectations.

Recall that the Supreme Court on Thursday sacked the All Progressives Congress (APC) governor-elect in Bayelsa State, David Lyon, and his running mate, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, and pronounced the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), candidate, Douye Diri, and his running mate, Lawrence Ewrujakpor, as the winners of the election held in the state.

The apex court had found irregularities in the credentials of the ex-APC deputy governor-elect in Bayelsa State, Degi-Eremienyo, and annulled the joint ticket of both Lyon and Degi-Eremienyo.

Following the judgment, the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), on Friday morning had issued a Certificate of Return to Diri in compliance with the verdict of the Supreme Court.

Jonathan in his tweet congratulated the new governor and expressed confidence in his ability to perform.

Jonathan tweeted:

CONGRATULATORY MESSAGE TO HIS EXCELLENCY SENATOR DOUYE DIRI  I congratulate His Excellency, Senator Douye Diri who was sworn in today as the 5th Civilian Governor of Bayelsa State, in compliance with the Supreme court verdict of yesterday, 13th February 2020.

You have worked with me before as a commissioner, so I am without doubt that you will live up to the expectations of our people.

— Goodluck E. Jonathan (@GEJonathan) February 14, 2020

I call on all Bayelsans to be law-abiding, peaceful and embrace this transition in all sincerity, and work together towards a united and prosperous State.
Congratulations Your Excellency.

— Goodluck E. Jonathan (@GEJonathan) February 14, 2020

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