… DECLARES ZERO TOLERANCE FOR CRIMES, CRIMINALITY
Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State has urged the Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, APC Governorship candidate in the last election, Chief David Lyon, and other opposition parties to join hands with him in building the state.
Speaking during a thanksgiving service at the Gloryland Chapel, Government House Yenagoa, Governor Diri, declared that he would run an all inclusive government, hence the need for the cooperation and support of all leaders of the state including former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan.
The Governor who thanked God for giving him the mandate, urged all his supporters to be magnanimous in victory.
“I will be Governor of all, be it PDP, APC and others. We must remain united and ensure peace in our land. That is the only time we can be talking of development. Let us work together, he said”.
The Governor said his priority is to bring development to every part of Bayelsa state and that he is willing to consider even members of the opposition parties for appointments.
“Our administration will not condone crimes and criminalities. No development can take place in the atmosphere devoid of peace”, Diri stated.
In his sermon, the guest preacher, Apostle Zilly Aggrey of Royal House of Grace International, said no man should take the glory for the declaration of Governor Diri by the Supreme court.
Apostle Aggrey, warned against frivolities in governance and that the Governor should be weary of bootlickers, sychophants and praise singers who would run down other people for personal gains.
The man of God noted that Bayelsa is too rich in resources to be poor and urged the Governor to initiate projects that will have direct bearings on the people.
“Every community in Bayelsa should have good water to drink. You should work with the Koreans, Chinese, Germans and other good nations to bring development. Our youths need jobs”, Aggrey said.
Apostle Aggrey called on the people of Bayelsa to continue to pray for the Governor and Deputy Governor, to provide them effective leadership.
Dignitaries including first Military Governor of old Rivers state, King Alfred Diette-Spiff, Speaker of the State Assembly, Monday Bubou-Obolo, Chief Judge of Bayelsa state, Justice Kate Abiri, State PDP Chairman, Moses Cleopas, members of the National Assembly, other senior citizens and party loyalists.