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Former Bayelsa legislators back Diri for second term 

Former legislators in the Bayelsa state House of Assembly have endorsed Governor Douye Diri’s bid for a second term in office.

The ex-lawmakers under the aegis of the Bayelsa Former Legislators Forum passed a vote of confidence in Senator Diri during a courtesy visit to Government House, Tuesday.

A former speaker of the House of Assembly, Dr. Boyelayefa Debekeme, moved the governor’s endorsement motion and was seconded by a former speaker and acting governor of the state, Chief Werinipre Seibarugu.

The forum comprises Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) members. 

In his remarks, chairman of the forum, Robert Enogha, commended Senator Diri’s exemplary leadership style, which he said has engendered peace, stability and development of the state since his assumption of office in February 2020.

Enogha, who was chairman, House Committee on Sports, said the forum appreciates the impactful developmental efforts of the governor’s Prosperity Administration across the state.

His said: “Nobody can contradict the fact that you are indeed a miracle governor. You are magnanimous in your disposition. You carry everyone along in your government and that is why we are proud of you.

“We are not a pressure group that fights government but we stand shoulder to shoulder in support of a government like yours.” 

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