The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Governors’ Forum has congratulated Douye Diri and his running mate, Lawrence Ewhruojakpo, over the Supreme Court judgment on the Bayelsa Governorship election delivered on February 12, 2020.
The judgement, read by Mary Odili, disqualified the candidacy of the All Progressives Congress, APC, David Lyon paving way for Senator Diri to be sworn in as the governor of Bayelsa on Friday, February 14, 2020.
The forum said this in a statement by the director-general, C.I.D. Maduabum, in Abuja on Thursday, February 13, 2020.
Maduabum said the victory was all the more remarkable as it reaffirmed the fact that “God is in charge of the affairs of men.”
“It shows that the truth and the peoples will ultimately triumph. This is a great victory for democracy and rule of law,” he said.
Maduabum said that as the governors welcomed Diri to their forum, they prayed to God to give him the wisdom and strength to steer the ship of Bayelsa aright.
“We implore you to carry everyone along and run an inclusive government worthy of the ideals of the PDP Governors’ family,” he said.