Angry Protesters Attack Bayelsa Governor-Elect, Diri’s Residence, Destroy Properties


The Yenagoa residence of Duoye Diri, Bayelsa’s new governor-elect, has been attacked by some angry protesters with some of his properties destroyed.

This reaction came just a few minutes after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Diri as the winner of the governorship election in the state.

Moreover, the mob also destroyed properties belonging to other chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) located in the state’s capital.

Even more, the protesters damaged a public library built by a lawmaker to the member representing Yenagoa and Kolokuma/Opokuma federal constituency, Steve Azaiki. They also attacked the PDP’secretariat in Yenagoa.

In his reaction to the Supreme Court’s verdict on the state, the governor-elect said that he was willing to extend a hand of friendship and reconciliation to all PDP members who deserted the party after the election.

The senator said that what was important is building the state with the spirit of unity by all and sundry, irrespective of ethnic or political differences.

Diri stressed that Bayelsa, if it must grow, cannot continue to remain in disunity, and as such, called on every aggrieved person in the state to work together for progress.

He said: “Being in APC does not remove you as my brother of Bayelsa state. Whether you are Nembe, Okpia, Sabama, or Southern Ijaw, that is the region that God has brought us together and so, I am extending my olive branch even to those of my brothers and sisters in APC.”

Wike said that Oshiomhole’s remarks, which he describes as inflammatory, were capable of destabilising Nigeria.


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