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My Victory Will Propel Me To Serve Bayelsa Better, Says Gov Diri

My Victory Will Propel Me To Serve Bayelsa Better, Says Gov Diri

News Feature, Politics
Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, has dedicated his victory at the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal to people of the state, saying it will spur him to serve the state better in his second term. The tribunal sitting in Abuja, on Monday, affirmed the re-election of Governor Diri in the November 11, 2023 election in the state and dismissed the petition filed by Chief Timipre Sylva and the All Progressives Congress (APC) on grounds of lacking merit. Speaking with journalists shortly after the judgement was delivered by the Justice Adekunle Adeleye-led three-member tribunal, Governor Diri said the petition was a “needless distraction.” In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Daniel Alabrah, the governor noted that by the judgement, the judiciary has agai...
We’ll Diversify Bayelsa Economy In Second Term, Says Diri *Former Presidents, Nigeria, Liberia VPs, Govs, Large Crowd At Inauguration

We’ll Diversify Bayelsa Economy In Second Term, Says Diri *Former Presidents, Nigeria, Liberia VPs, Govs, Large Crowd At Inauguration

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Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, has said his administration remains committed to the progress and economic advancement of the state as it embarks on its second term. To this end, Governor Diri said a five-year economic plan has been developed, which outlined the strategies and initiatives to diversify and strengthen the state’s economy, create jobs and attract investments. Senator Diri stated this on Wednesday after taking his second term oath of office and oath of allegiance alongside his deputy, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, at 1.56pm at the Samson Siasia Sports Complex in Yenagoa. The governor said his Prosperity Government achieved remarkable milestones in various sectors of the state's economy in his first tenure. "We have developed a comprehensive and ambit...
Prepare Handover Notes, Gov. Diri Tells Cabinet Members

Prepare Handover Notes, Gov. Diri Tells Cabinet Members

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Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, has directed members of the state executive council to begin to prepare their handover notes as his first term in office winds down. Governor Diri will be sworn in for another term on February 14. He gave the directive on Wednesday during the 126th state executive council meeting inside the Executive Council Chambers in Government House, Yenagoa. A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, quoted the governor as asking them to dot the i’s and cross the t’s in their handover notes in order to achieve a smooth transition to his second term. The governor commended his cabinet members for adding value to the state through their performance and thanked them for the selfless service they rendered in the last four years....
No Apologies For Backing Diri’s Re-election, Says Jonathan

No Apologies For Backing Diri’s Re-election, Says Jonathan

Politics
Former Nigerian president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has said that he owed no one apologies for supporting the re-election of Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, in the November 11, 2023 off-cycle governorship poll in the state. Dr. Jonathan also said it was the right thing to do as Governor Diri had the support of majority of the Bayelsa people to continue in office. He stated this on Tuesday during the Yuletide visit of the governor and a high-powered delegation to his residence in Yenagoa, the state capital. Wife of the former president, Dame Patience Jonathan, was also on hand to receive the governor and his entourage. Jonathan explained that he publicly endorsed Diri’s candidature during the campaigns because of his visionary leadership demonstrated in handling the af...
PDP knocks APC over attacks on Jonathan

PDP knocks APC over attacks on Jonathan

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Bayelsa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lambasted the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state for attacking former President Goodluck Jonathan over personal comments he made during a visit to Governor Douye Diri last Friday. The PDP State Publicity Secretary, Mr. Ebiye Ogoli, in a statement on Monday, accused the APC of twisting the former president’s comments in order to pour out its frustrations after woefully losing the November 11 governorship election in the state. For clarity, His Excellency Dr. Jonathan, while congratulating the governor during the visit, said: “I told myself that if Diri loses this election, I might consider moving my mother to Abuja.” The PDP, therefore, wonders how in an election contested by candidates of 16 political partie...
INEC Presents Certificate Of Return To Bayelsa Gov, Deputy  *I’ll Remain A Servant-Leader, Says Diri

INEC Presents Certificate Of Return To Bayelsa Gov, Deputy *I’ll Remain A Servant-Leader, Says Diri

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Friday, presented the Certificate Of Return to winner of the November 11 off-cycle governorship election in Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, and his running mate, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo. Governor Diri and his deputy, Ewhrudjakpo, were the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the election that had 15 other contestants. A statement by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, said the INEC National Commissioner for Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa and Rivers states, Mrs. May Agbamuche-Mbu, presented the certificate to the duo at 11:11am at the state headquarters of the commission in Yenagoa. Mrs. Agbamuche-Mbu said presenting the Certificate of Return by the commission was a statutory provision in fulf...
Bayelsa Poll: Jubilation As INEC Declares Diri Winner  *Says I’ll Continue To Be Governor For All

Bayelsa Poll: Jubilation As INEC Declares Diri Winner *Says I’ll Continue To Be Governor For All

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Bayelsa State erupted in jubilation on Monday as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Governor Douye Diri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winner of the off-cycle governorship election in the state. Governor Diri polled 175,196 votes to defeat his closest rival, Chief Timipre Sylva of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who scored 110,108 votes. In the state capital, Yenagoa, jubilant crowd trooped into the streets singing, dancing and waving the PDP flags in carnival-like celebrations. Governor Kefas Agbu of Taraba State and his Delta State counterpart, Sheriff Oborevwori joined Governor Diri among other leaders of the party and the state at the PDP situation room inside the Government House annex at Onopa as the results were being announced. Th...
I’ll Continue To Be Governor For All- Gov Douye Diri

I’ll Continue To Be Governor For All- Gov Douye Diri

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Address by H.E. Senator Douye Diri after being declared winner of the November 11, 2023 governorship election in Bayelsa State 1. Esteemed citizens of Bayelsa State, 2. On behalf of my dependable deputy, today I address you with a heart full of humility and gratitude as you have again bestowed upon me the honour of serving as your governor. 3. This victory would not have been possible without the mighty hand and grace of the Almighty and the overwhelming support you have shown towards me and my Government of Prosperity. I am deeply humbled by your overwhelming expression of confidence and by your mandate to serve you for another four years. 4. I want to express my heartfelt appreciation to everyone that cast your vote in my favour and entrusted me with the responsibility of...
Jonathan To Kinsmen: Give Your Votes to Douye Diri

Jonathan To Kinsmen: Give Your Votes to Douye Diri

News Feature, Politics
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has told his kinsmen in Ogbia Local Government Area to reciprocate the good developmental gestures of Governor Douye Diri in the area by massively voting for him in Saturday’s governorship poll. Speaking at his country home in Otuoke on Wednesday when Governor Diri led a high-powered delegation to visit the former Nigerian leader, Dr. Jonathan said Diri had demonstrated love towards the Ogbia kingdom in different ways and that the people needed to reciprocate this by re-electing him and his deputy, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo. It was the second time in 24 hours that the former president endorsed the governor’s second term bid, coming immediately after prominent leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), including governors, former governors, Na...
DOUYE DIRI IS MARITIME EDITORS’ GOVERNOR OF THE YEAR…Ogbuku , Simbi also honored …….

DOUYE DIRI IS MARITIME EDITORS’ GOVERNOR OF THE YEAR…Ogbuku , Simbi also honored …….

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In an award letter signed by the BoT Chairman of the League of Maritime Editors, Elder Asu Beks, who also doubles as the Chairman of Planning Committee of its 25th Anniversary , Governor Douye Diri was voted "in recognition of his outstanding performance in the area of peace and security, infrastructural development, youth empowerment, education, human capital and sports development ", among other signature programs and projects of the prosperity adminstration of Sen Douye Diri. On his part, the Excutive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring, Engr Simbi Wabote was voted NIGERIA'S LOCAL CONTENT MAN OF YEAR, 2023.The League of Maritime Editors noted that under Engr Simbi Wabote's watch as the Executive Secretary of Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board ...