The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, has expressed gladness at the Supreme Court’s declaration of Douye Diri as the govenor-elect of Bayelsa State.
He described the judgment as an indication that power belongs to the people.
Reacting to the verdict, Atiku in a statement on his Twitter handle said:
“I received the verdict of the Supreme Court, declaring the candidate of the PDP in the Bayelsa state gubernatorial elections, Senator Douye Diri, as the duly elected Governor of the state, with gladness,” he noted.
According to him, “Senator Douye Diri had cause to visit with me before the elections and received my blessings and counsel. I am fully satisfied that he has what it takes to make Bayelsa the ‘glory of all lands’. His intellect, personality and character, are a credit to Bayelsa and the PDP.”
He advised Douye to use the “opportunity to show Nigerians that power belongs to the people, and we must make good use of this opportunity.”
Furthermore, the former Vice President called on the people in Bayelsa to back their new leader to bringing development and prosperity to the state, as he lauded the Supreme Court for showing “consistency in its judgments.”
Bittertruth Media recalls that the Supreme Court had on Thursday, sacked David Lyon and Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo as the governor-elect and deputy-governor elect of the oil-rich state respectively.