Governor Diri Calls on Bayelsans to Explore Dialogue than Protest
Senator Douye Diri, governor of Bayelsa state calls on Bayelsans to explore avenue of dialogue than protest, he stated this during the 50th State Executive Council meeting at the Executive Council Chambers, Government House, Yenagoa.
Speaking at the meeting, Gov. Diri reiterated the rights to freedom of movement and that citizens must always seek dialogue to resolve issues rather than protests.
His words: “As I keep saying, where your rights stop, is where someone else’s right begins. Recently, we have observed that our people have taken up protest as a way of life.
“Protest only comes up after you have exhausted all meaningful means and ways of dialogue. I like to advise us, in whatever we do, to first of all explore the means of dialogue and conflict resolution.
Gov. Diri used the opportunity to call on all Bayelsans to shun protest that will not yield any meaningful achievement.
He cautioned that, as much as the government adopts the carrot, Government also has the stick.
“Nobody should take this administration for granted, we cannot live in a society where might is right and right is might.
Let us all be law abiding as citizens of this state, our desire is to see a greater Bayelsa and hand over a developed Bayelsa to generations yet unborn”.