BY VICTOR BUORO, ABUJA – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has applauded the Court of Appeal ruling on Friday, October 2, 2020 affirming the election of Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State
The country’s main opposition party described the Appellate Court judgment as victory to rule of law and genuine will of the Bayelsa people.
A statement by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan said; “Our party congratulates the people of Bayelsa and notes that the celebration that erupted in state at the breaking of the news of the verdict is not only a testimony that indeed justice was upheld but also that Govenor Diri is indeed the choice of the people.”
The PDP noted that just like other governors elected on its platform, “Governor Diri indeed hit the ground running in the task of developing Bayelsa state, particularly in his outline of projects in key sectors.”
The party listed the sectors to include, manufacturing, agriculture, oil and gas, power, road infrastructure, and education, among others, noting that the Governor Diri’s administration is focused on developing the state despite the prevailing fiscal challenges.
“Our party therefore urges Governor Diri not to relent but continue in his commitment towards the good of all, in line with the manifesto of the PDP”, the statement said.