By Augustine Akhilomen
Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki has extended his congratulatory message to Bayelsa Governor-elect, Douye Diri.
Recall that the Supreme Court on Thursday, in a unanimous decision by a five-man panel of Justices led by Justice Mary Odili, held that Degi-Eremieoyo presented a forged certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
The apex court, therefore, ordered that the Certificate of Return be withdrawn from Lyon and his running mate.
Reacting to the INEC declaration of Diri as the winner on Friday via his twitter handle, the former Kwara State Governor stated that the will of the people has been manifested. He also urged the PDP members to take advantage of the opportunity to pursue and achieve genuine reconciliation.
He wrote, ”I congratulate Senator Duoye Diri and Senator Lawrence Ehrudjakpor on being declared as the Governor-Elect and Deputy Governor-Elect of Bayelsa State.
” I pray Allah will give them the wisdom to deliver on the wishes and aspirations of all Bayelsans.
”Last year, I served as Chairman of the Committee set up by @OfficialPDPNig to pursue reconciliation within our ranks in Bayelsa. I make this appeal knowing that only genuine reconciliation will give us the foundation to fully deliver on our campaign promises to the Bayelsa people.
I congratulate Senator Duoye Diri and Senator Lawrence Ehrudjakpor on being declared as the Governor Elect and Deputy Governor Elect of Bayelsa State. I pray Allah will give them the wisdom to deliver on the wishes and aspirations of all Bayelsans.
— Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki (@bukolasaraki) February 14, 2020