Douye Diri, the governor of Bayelsa State, on Sunday, February 23, 2020, has confessed that he is a miracle governor as he had lost hope when he lost the November governorship election to the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, David Lyon.
He made the comment while speaking with journalists in Abuja.
“I christen myself a miracle governor,” Diri declared.
“I christen myself as a miracle governor. At a point, everybody gave up. We were the only party, PDP, the APC could not approach. We filed in court. The only place we had hope was in the judiciary.
“The case between the APC and the PDP was thrown out. The APC applauded the Supreme Court and on Thursday, February 13, 2020, the hammer came. We were in the wilderness and a torturous journey but here we are a miracle governor.
“They attempted to use the so-called federal might to impose somebody on Bayelsa. There were those who said there will be no governor in Bayelsa State. To the glory of God, Bayelsa State has a governor. I am indeed a miracle governor.”
Diri said he was not afraid of the allegation that his deputy, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpor, presented a forged certificate of exemption from the National Youth Service Corps to the Independent National Electoral Commission.