Osun Governorship election: Gov. Diri gets rousing welcome to Bayelsa

As PDP affirms his administration's performance

By Aherhoke Okioma

The Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri who doubled as the Chairman of the National Campaign Council of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the just concluded Osun State Governorship election arrived Yenagoa, the State capital to a rousing welcome from thousands of residents and party faithful for his role in the victory of Ademola Adeleke in Osun State.

Gov. Diri, who was caught unaware by the multitude of supporters at the State’s International Airport and the Peace Party, the venue of the welcome rally, declared that the victory of the PDP’s candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke during the Osun State Governorship election was due to Prayers and hard work by party faithful at the State and the National levels.

Diri revealed that when naysayers were predicting a loss for the PDP because he was made the Chairman of the National Campaign Council of the Party, he went to God in Prayers and his prayers were backed by the resolutions of inter frictions within the party in Osun, ” God answered our prayers because we challenged him that naysayers were challenging him and not PDP or myself” The Trumpet Gathered

The Bayelsa Governor also commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Security Agencies, and others involved in the conduct of Osun election, insisting that the election in Osun was the first properly conducted by the electoral commission in Years.

Also speaking the Deputy Governor, Sen. Lawrence Ehrujiakpor, explained that the welcome rally was an impromptu venture hidden from the Governor to show him how the people of the state appreciate his effort at ensuring the victory of the PDP and Sen. Ademola Adeleke in Osun state. He also called on the people of the state to continue to give their undivided support to Gov. Douye Diri for more performance in the years ahead.

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Earlier in his speech, the Bayelsa PDP Chairman, Solomon Agwanana dismissed the claims of the existence of internal squabble within the party in the state, saying the PDP is more united in Bayelsa than ever, “what is recorded in Osun is the little out of what Gov. Diri has recorded. He has not failed the PDP and the people. All members of the PDP in the state must act responsibly. The bond of unity in the PDP is shining and God did what happened in Osun.”

In their speeches, the members of the State House of Assembly led by the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Micheal Ogbere, the PDP Caucus Chairmen in Bayelsa East, Central, and West Senatorial districts, the Non-Indigenes through the Special Adviser, Hon. Onuma Johnson, the various pro-PDP support groups through Hon. George Turner and the Coordinator of the Bayelsa Vigilante, Hon. Doubiye Alagba and Bayelsa Volunteer, Lucky Asanakpo, described the administration of Gov. Douye Diri in the state as a shining one through the delivery of the dividend of democracy to the people.

According to the Deputy Speaker of the Bayelsa House of Assembly, the Gov. Diri administration has assisted members to deliver on over Fifty constituency projects in their constituents in the last two years.

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