- The Bayelsa state governor has called for the support of the minister of state for petroleum Timipre Sylva and David Lyon
- Douye Diri on Sunday, February 16, said he needs the support of all leaders of Bayelsa state
- During the thanksgiving service, Bayelsa's new governor vowed to be for all
Hours after making moves to heal the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa state has called on Timipre Sylva, the minister of state for petroleum and the APC governorship candidate, David Lyon to support his administration.
According to The Nation, Diri made this known during a thanksgiving service on Sunday, February 16. The newly sworn-in governor while calling on other opposition parties to support him promised to run an all-inclusive government.
Governor Diri noted that he needs the support and cooperation of all leaders of the state, as his major priority is to bring development to every part of Bayelsa state.
Diri further explained that he is willing to consider members of the opposition parties for appointments.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the shocking defeat suffered by David Lyon at the Supreme Court just hours before his swearing-in as governor of Bayelsa state has been linked to alleged roles played by the national chairman of the APC, and Timipre Sylva, minister of petroleum.
A chieftain of the party in the state, Perekeme Kpodoh, who has played active roles in the sustenance of the APC in Bayelsa state, said the party should hold the two high profile members responsible and possibly sanction them for the way they handled the selection of those who stood for the election.
In a related development the new governor of Bayelsa state has started taking important moves towards healing his party and the entire state in general.
On Saturday, February 15, Governor Diri visited Nigeria's former president, Goodluck Jonathan, who was also the former governor of the state. Speaking to newsmen after the meeting, Diri said it was the first step taken towards restoring peace in the heavily divided party and Bayelsa state in general.
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