June 9, 2024

Central News

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Obasanjo, Jonathan back incumbent Diri as Bayelsa votes for governor today

TWO former presidents, Chief Olusegun Matthew Obasanjo and Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, have named a joint candidate in today’s governorship election in Bayelsa State.
Both, in different reactions, want Governor Duoye Diri returned for a second term.
Jonathan, himself also a former governor of Bayelsa before becoming president, says backs Governor Diri of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for a second tenure because of the stability of the state.
He says Diri has done well to deserve a second term in office, especially in infrastructure development and security.
Governor Diri’s chief press secretary Daniel Alabrah says that ex-President Jonathan expressed these sentiments in Yenagoa.
Party leaders had visited Bayelsa State for the grand finale of Diri’s re-election campaign rally at the Ox-Bow Lake Pavilion in the state capital.
Meanwhile, former President Olusegun Obasanjo may also be backing Diri for a second term in office.
According to Obasanjo, if you have a horse that is winning in a race, there is no need to change it, referring to Governor Diri’s second-term bid.
Obasanjo says the governor has done well to be given a second chance.