Why I Visited Tinubu After Defeating Atiku, Peter Obi At Supreme Court – PDP Gov. Diri


Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, has justified his visit to President Bola Tinubu following the Supreme Court judgment which affirmed his presidency and dismissed the petitions of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and his counterpart Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP).

The PDP gubernatorial candidate in Saturday’s off-cycles election in Bayelsa State gave the reason for his visit to the Presidential Villa in an interview on Channels Television on Tuesday.

According to Diri, his meeting with Tinubu was about the security situation and infrastructural development in Bayelsa State, especially the need for the Federal Government to partner with the state.

He said, “I actually visited President Bola Tinubu arising from an official letter that I had written to President Tinubu informing him about the security situation in my state and infrastructural development in my state, particularly federal roads where we have taken responsibility, and the need for the federal government to partner with Bayelsa State.

“I did not go there for any other thing but to see the President and attend to issues of challenges to development in my state and how the federal government can be part of the story of development in Bayelsa State”

Recall that Diri was declared the winner of the state governorship election held last Saturday.

The Returning Officer, Prof. Faruq Kuta, who is also the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, announced Diri as winner of the election on Monday.

Diri polled 175,196 to defeat his closest rival, Timipre Sylva of the All Progressives Congress, who garnered 110,108 votes, while the Labour Party polled 905 votes.


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