By Oluwadamilare Daniels
The judgment in Bayelsa State by the Supreme Court in favour of His Excellency Douye Diri, executive governor of Bayelsa State created jubilation across the state, the reason is not farfetched, former governor Seriake Dickson was seen dancing appreciating God for his name was not soiled as an incumbent governor of an oil rich state who handed over to an opposition party, the celebration also transcend through Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) camps across the state, the Creek haven was not left out as well wishers were trouping in to felicitate with the new governor.
The judgment, which hit the state like a bomb caused confusion and despair in the All Progressives Congress (APC), which had concluded plans to take over the reigns of power last February 14th.
The APC led government had concluded plans to seed one of the Niger Delta oil rich state, while President Muhammadu Buhari and his security details was billed to witness the handover ceremony which never took place.
The Bayelsa State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson has congratulated the standard bearer of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 16 governorship election, Senator Douye Diri and his running mate, Senator Lawrence Ehrudjakpor on their victory at the Supreme Court.
He said, “I heartily congratulate Senator Douye Diri and Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpor for this befitting victory, as the Supreme Court has once more demonstrated it’s uprightness and credibility.
“It is my deep conviction that Senators Diri and Ehrudjakpor will fulfill the expectations and yearnings of Bayelsans, consolidate on the achievements of Governor Dickson for a more prosperous state”.
In his address, the standard bearer of the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP), Senator Douye Diri, promised to open up most of the communities in the local government areas through the completion of existing roads and the initiation and execution of new ones.
Senator Diri promised to build on the gains of the Restoration Administration under the leadership the Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson with emphasis on health and education.