BY EDMOND ODOK, ABUJA – With eyes on the Bayelsa State Government House following Thursday’s Supreme Court judgement sacking his All Progressives Congress (APC) counterpart, David Lyon, as governor-elect, the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 16 governorship poll, Senator Douye Diri has waved an olive branch to all aggrieved party members and supporters in the State.
Similarly, he is also pleading with members of APC in the State to cease all hostilities and come on board the ship of building a grester and more prosperous Bayelsa State.
In a passionate plea for unity and peace in the state’s chapter of PDP, Senator Diri urged all party faithful to sheathe their sword in order to relive the good old days in the South South state.
Diri, while reacting to the apex Court ruling in Abuja, urged all PDP members, who left for the APC in the state, to bury their grievancies, return home and help move Bayelsa State forward.
Diri said, “I am waving the olive branch to all my people in the PDP who, out of one thing or the other, got angry and left us to APC. I am waving the olive branch, please come back. We have to build Bayelsa State together.
“Our people in the APC, they are Bayelsans, we cannot continue to be in disunity. Being in APC does not remove you as my brother of Bayelsa State.”
According to the governor-elect, “Whether you are Nembe, Sagbama or Southern Ijaw, that is the region that God has brought us together”.
Meanwhile, as at Thursday night, the cloud of uncertainty still hovered thickly around the Supreme Court judgment as feelers emerged that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) legal team was still studying the verdict in order to give teeth to its implementation.