Governor Diri drums support for PDP ahead of November governorship election

Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, has enjoined people in the state to reaffirm support for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and his administration during the forthcoming state Governorship elections

Governor Diri stated this during a Thanksgiving Service that rounded off the third session of the eight Synod of the Niger Delta West Diocese at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Nedugo-Gbarain, Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state.

Aligning his remarks with the theme of the Synod: Christ Is Our Cornerstone”, the Governor who was represented by his deputy, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, noted that giving his administration a second term would enable it consolidate and record more achievements for the state.

He stressed the need for Bayelsans, particularly the church to educate the people on benefits of maintaining a team that is doing well on several fronts.

Governor Diri pointed out that although Bayelsa has not fully actualized the dreams of its founding fathers, it had made tremendous progress, especially in the last few years.

According to the Bayelsa Chief Executive, the state is witnessing a drastic reduction of unnecessary deaths arising from cultism, drug abuse and other criminal tendencies.

While thanking the Church for her continued support, he however, berated Christian leaders who see Christianity as a game of competition rather than that of love and constant gratitude to God for His faithfulness.

In a sermon, the Bishop of the Diocese of Zaria, Kaduna State, Right Reverend Ishaya Ganyida-Baba, called on Christians to emulate the apostles of old by building on the foundation laid by Jesus Christ who is the Chief Cornerstone.

Right Reverend Baba, who admonished Christian leaders to avoid the temptation of castigating one another, maintained that while every other foundation is subject to change or failure, only the foundation of God can stand the test of time.

He also implored Christians to fight the flesh by always listening and obeying the voice of Jesus Christ, who is the author and finisher of their faith they profess.

The thanksgiving service which was officiated by the Bishop of the Niger Delta West Diocese, Right Reverend Nixon Enekeme, featured special prayers for the leadership of the state and federal governments as we as and fund raising for the Diocese.