Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has hailed Bayelsa Governor, Sen. Douye Diri, and his deputy, Sen. Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, on their successful inauguration in office on Friday.
Okowa revealed this in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba.
According to him, Douye’s emergence as governor is the will of God so anyone protesting in Bayelsa State should accept it and give peace a chance.
He added that he is sure that Duoye would not disappoint Bayelsans.
His words, “It is heart-warming to see you emerge as Governor of Bayelsa against all odds and I am grateful to the supreme court and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for doing the right things as required by the laws of our land.
“We have also been inundated with news of violent protests trailing your emergence as governor.
“I appeal to the good people of Bayelsa to take the ruling as an ‘act of God’ and give peace a chance, knowing sincerely that you will not disappoint them.”
“On behalf of the government and people of Delta, I congratulate you my brother governor Douye Diri and your deputy, Sen. Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, on your successful assumption of office as governor and deputy governor of Bayelsa respectively.”
“It is my prayer that God will grant you wisdom, knowledge and the needed resources to attend to your campaign promises to Bayelsans.”