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Diri’s victory came from God, says Dickson

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Outgoing Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, has ascribed the verdict of the Supreme Court, which returned the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Douye Diri, as the governor-elect to the mercies of God.

Dickson commended the judiciary for their courage and exemplary adherence to the sterling ethos of the hallowed profession.

He said the bold decision of the judiciary gives so much hope to the country.

He also thanked the Bayelsa people, all Nigerians of goodwill and the clergy for their support and persistent prayers throughout the period of the pre-election dispute in the court.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Fidelis Soriwei, Dickson said the victory was not just for the PDP but also for the whole of Bayelsa and the entire Ijaw nation.

Dickson, who called for a calm and effective process of reconciliation in the state, urged opinion and opposition leaders in the state to work for peace and reconciliation.

He said that there was no winner and no vanquished in the Bayelsa Guber tussle, adding that all Bayelsans had a duty to ensure that law and order did not come under threat in the state.

He noted that while disagreements were normal in politics, the actors must display the maturity to move on when the matter gets to the apex court and judgment delivered on it.

According to him, nobody should be molested or persecuted as a fallout of the judgment, which returned the PDP candidate as the governor-elect of Bayelsa.

He called on all Bayelsans and indeed the Ijaw nation to give the requisite attention to ongoing efforts to develop Bayelsa.


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