Governor Diri Tasks South/South Region On Decent Politics Unity

Governor Douye Diri has stressed the need for the South/South region to shun politics of violence.

Speaking at a one-day zonal prayer summit organised by South South zone of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) at Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church, Ovom, Yenagoa, Governor Diri said politics should be a means to develop people and kill or disunite them.

Governor Diri urged Christians to avoid politics as Jesus Christ was concerned about the welfare of the people, which he described as politics.

The Governor who noted that democracy requires the building of consensus for development and not use of arms, urged people of the region to embrace politics of development.

The Bayelsa State helmsman said the South-South is blessed with a lot of potential to be great but that greatness can only be achieved if the people were united.

He stressed the need for South-South Governors to ban open grazing, and not allow herders use their business to destroy that of the farmers.

Governor Diri appreciated the South-South Zone CAN for the prayer summit and urged the Church to keep praying for the region and country.

In a welcome address, CAN South South Zonal Chairman, Archbishop Israel Ege said the summit was to seek the face of God for the development of the region and country at large.

He lauded the Governor for his developmental efforts and prayed God to continue to bless him to serve people of the state.