Jonathan To Diri: The Responsibility Of Building Hope, Sustaining Peace Across The State Now Lies On Your Shoulders

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan has told the newly sworn-in governor of Bayelsa Sate, Senator Douye Diri that the responsibility of building hope, sustaining peace across the state rests on his shoulders.

Mr. Jonathan gave the solemn charge shortly after the swearing-in ceremony on Friday at the state capital, Yenogoa.

Senator Diri was sworn in as the fifth civilian governor of Bayelsa state on Friday, following a Supreme Court judgement sacking elected candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), David Lyon, and his Deputy, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo, hours before the inauguration.

Mr Jonathan, who congratulated Governor Diri in a statement he personally signed, said that the journey to the Creek Haven is a divine one.

“As Governor, the responsibility of building hope and sustaining peace across the State now lies on your shoulders.

“Your journey to Creek Haven is a divine one, so I advise you to use the position to do good to humanity and pursue the development of the State in order to write your name in gold.

“You have worked with me before as a commissioner, so I am without doubt that you will live up to the expectations of our people,” he added.

The former president also highlighted the need for unity by entrenching a culture of love, fairness and justice in the polity.

Mr Jonathan called on all Bayelsa people to be “law-abiding, peaceful and embrace this transition in all sincerity, and work together towards a united and prosperous State.”

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