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Why I Visited Tinubu After Supreme Court Judgment – Governor Diri

THE Governor of Bayelsa State, Douye Diri, has cleared the air on the controversy around his visit to President Bola Tinubu on Thursday.

Diri, while speaking at the Igbedi community, Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of the state, said he owes nobody an explanation for visiting the President.

He further stated that he had the right to visit the President after the Supreme Court affirmed him as the elected President of Nigeria.


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governor, however, stated that he was at the presidential villa for serious state business.

Diri noted that President Tinubu during the meeting attended to all the state business placed before him on Thursday.

The Bayelsa State Governor, who stated that he was not in Igbedi to campaign, said the projects of his administration in the community were evident.

He assured that during his second tenure, he would construct a road linking Igbedi to Kaiama, which would create better access to the Bayelsa International Airport from the East-West road and the Delta State axis.

Diri said, “Yesterday (Thursday), I was in Abuja and most of you saw the video trending. The opposition is now jittery and is telling lies. Of course, that is in their character.

“As a sitting governor, there is a sitting president and I do not owe them any explanation about my visit to the president.

“If the Supreme Court affirms the president of the country, as a sitting governor I reserve all the rights to visit him. But beyond that, I went for very serious state business and I can tell you that Mr. President attended to all the issues I raised.

“Those whose names have been delisted by amendment number one of INEC can no longer sleep. They will continue to have sleepless nights

“In our second tenure, the other road that will be important to Bayelsa and even the people of Delta State and for the use of our airport will be to connect Igbedi to Kaiama. That will be the next project we will embark upon in our next tenure.”

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