Governor Diri assures more development in Bayelsa state

Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, has said his emergence as governor was not a mistake but by divine arrangement.

He stated that before he became governor, there were clear signs that God had already ordained it.

Speaking during his administration’s third anniversary  thanksgiving service at the Ecumenical Centre in Igbogene, he also said God made no mistake in using former Governor Seriake Dickson as an instrument to bring him to office.

Governor Diri remarked that with the blessings bestowed upon Bayelsa by God, the people of the state had no choice but to be thankful for His goodness.

He urged the people to shun the pull-him-down syndrome in order for the state to make progress.

The state’s helmsman, who acknowledged that power comes from God, said he deserves a second term in office based on his performance so far.

He rededicated himself to the service of the state and assured that going forward Bayelsa will experience more development.

Delivering a sermon, President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, Bishop Francis Wale Oke, decreed God’s blessings upon Governor Diri and the state.

While lauding Diri and the people for their attitude of thanksgiving, he urged them to cling to God, assuring that He never disappoints.

In their goodwill messages Senator Moses Cleopas, House of Reps member, Dr. Fred Agbedi, President of the Ijaw National Congress (INC), Professor Benjamin Okaba, Peoples Democrat Party (PDP) National  Financial Secretary, Mr. Woyengikuro Daniel, and a former Military Administrator of Bayelsa State, Navy  Captain Caleb Olubolade (rtd) all thanked God for His blessings upon Bayelsa and called on the people to close ranks in order to move the state forward.

In attendance were wife of former Nigerian president, Dame Patience Jonathan, the deputy governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo and his wife, Beatrice, members of the National Assembly from the state, the Speaker, Abraham Ingobere, and members of the Bayelsa House of Assembly, the Acting Chief Judge, Justice Matilda Abrakasa, her predecessor, Justice Kate Abiri, members of the state executive council as well as other political appointees and well wishers