Jonathan congratulates Diri, urges him to unite Bayelsa people

A former President of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan, has congratulated the newly sworn-in governor of Bayelsa State, Douye Diri.

In a congratulatory message posted on his Facebook page, Mr Jonathan asked Mr Diri to “build bridges of unity by entrenching a culture of love, fairness and justice in our polity” in the oil-rich state.

Mr Diri was sworn in a few hours ago in Yenagoa. He succeeded Seriake Dickson.

Mr Diri, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, became governor after the Supreme Court Thursday sacked the man who won the November 2019 governorship election, David Lyon, because his deputy falsified documents presented to the election commission to aid him in getting qualification to run in the election.

Mr Lyon was the candidate of the All Progressives Congress…

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