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Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri has described himself as a miracle governor who would lead the state to its promise land.
Diri disclosed this on Sunday while addressing newsmen in Abuja.
Recalled that, Diri was sworn in as governor on February 14, 2020, following the disqualification of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, David Lyon, and his deputy, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo by the Supreme Court of the over alleged discrepancies in Degi-Eremienyo’s name.
The Governor stressed that, his administration would focus and re-energise the economy of the state to make it more vibrant, promising to refocus Bayelsans from being a civil servant state.
Diri identified education as a top priority of his administration.
On the Supreme Court ruling that disqualified the APC candidate and his deputy, he said that PDP did not take forgery case to court.
He said: “I christen myself a miracle governor. At a point, everybody gave up; we (the Peoples Democratic party (PDP) were the only party the All Progressives Congress (APC) could not approach. We filed application in court – the only place we had hope was in the judiciary.
“The case between APC and APC was thrown out. The APC applauded the Supreme Court and on Thursday, February 13, 2020, the hammer came. We were in the wilderness and a torturous journey, but here we are, a miracle governor. They attempted to use the so-called federal might to impose somebody on Beyelsa.
“There were those who said there will be no governor in Bayelsa State. To the glory of God, Bayelsa State has a governor. I am indeed a miracle governor.
“What we took to court was a case of false information. The onus was on him to prove how and why he had the multiple names. We did not institute a case of forgery. It was a case of false information.”
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