No Regrets Backing Bayelsa Governor’s Re-election, Citing Visionary Leadership and Peaceful Governance

Jonathan Defends Backing Diri’s Reelection

Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan reaffirmed his unwavering support for Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri’s reelection, expressing no regrets over his choice, as he believes it was endorsed by the majority of the state’s populace.

Statement Amid Governor’s Visit

During a visit to his residence in Yenagoa by Diri and a high-powered delegation, Jonathan reiterated his stance, highlighting the governor’s strong backing by the citizens, emphasizing the visionary leadership displayed by Diri in managing state affairs.

Reasons for Support

Jonathan pointed out that his endorsement stemmed from Diri’s notable efforts in maintaining peace and stability in the state, a crucial factor for progress and attracting potential investors.

He applauded the governor’s strides in curbing cult activities, especially in Yenagoa, which significantly reduced under Diri’s administration.

Encouraging Vision and Expectations

Asserting that Diri’s leadership showcased a promising vision for the state, Jonathan encouraged the governor to continue his efforts, reminding him of the responsibility that comes with a substantial mandate from the populace.

Diri’s Gratitude and Optimism

In response, Governor Diri expressed gratitude for Jonathan’s significant endorsement, crediting it as a key factor in securing victory.

He anticipated Jonathan’s continued role in mediating disputes within the nation and across the African continent, emphasizing the stability it brings to Bayelsa State.

Acknowledgment and Thanks to Others

Additionally, Diri acknowledged President Bola Tinubu for ensuring a peaceful, free, and credible election in the state, emphasizing Bayelsa’s readiness to welcome private investors due to the prevailing peace and security.

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