Governors under the Peoples Democratic Party have congratulated their counter Governor Duoye Diri, over his victory at the Court of Appeal on Friday.
Naija News had earlier reported that the court set aside the ruling of the Bayelsa State Election Tribunal which nullified the 2019 election.
The Chairman of the PDP Governor’s Forum and Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, in a statement released through the Director-General of the Forum, C.I.D. Maduabum, in Abuja on Friday, congratulated Diri.
The Sokoto State Governor in the statement stated that the ruling of the court did not come as a surprise.
Tambuwal added that it is obvious that the hand of God is on the emergence of Diri as the governor of Bayelsa State.
He said, “This current affirmation of your mandate, necessary support, prayers and loyalty given by Bayelsa people clears the path for you to settle down in the enormous task of taking the state to greater heights without any further distractions.”
He called on the Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party (ANDP) and “the unseen hands supporting them”, to realise that there must be an end to litigation.
“It is time to allow Bayelsa governor to move the state forward by delivering the good governance Bayelsa people crave for and deserve.”
“We see this victory as a testimony to the gallant efforts already made by the governor since he mounted the saddle a few months ago.”
Tambuwal charged the Bayelsa State Governor to reciprocate the love of the people with the resolve to continue to do more in delivering democratic dividends to them.
He added that the people of Bayelsa state have given him their own support which is expected of him to pay back.
“We are certain that you will continue to rise to the occasion in the tradition of PDP governors,” he said.
Tambuwal promised the Bayelsa State Governor that the PDP governors and the party would continue to support him to succeed.