Diri sworn in as Bayelsa Governor, sues for peace

Senator Douye Diri of the Peoples Democracy Party on Friday took the oath of office as Governor of Bayelsa State.
The Chief Judge of the State, Justice Kate Abiri, administered the oath of office on the Bayelsa Governor and his Deputy, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo.
The swearing-in ceremony, which took place at the Government House, Yenagoa, was a huge celebration among party supporters.
In an inauguration address, Diri declared that he would always work to achieve peace, love and prosperity for the people.
He described the swearing in day as “a day made by God and marvellous in the eye of the people of Bayelsa”.
He added: “I have been sworn in today as your new governor, my advice is that we have to be magnanimous in victory.
“We have to forget the bitterness and acrimony, because if we kill ourselves, who are we going to lead? Of course, we are not going to lead animals.
“I, therefore, bring to you message of love, hope and prosperity for Bayelsa.
“Let us eschew all the bitterness and acrimony and learn to love ourselves irrespective of political parties.”