The former Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, has commended his successor, Douye Diri, over his victory at the Supreme Court which affirmed him as the right candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 governorship election in the state.
Recall that the apex court dismissed a suit filed by a governorship aspirant, Timi Alaibe challenging the emergence of Diri as the candidate of the PDP in the November 2019 governorship election in Bayelsa State.
Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour of the Supreme Court dismissed the suit following the decision of the applicant to withdraw the suit.
Dickson in a statement released through his spokesperson, Fidelis Soriwei, on Tuesday, noted that the Bayelsa State Governor could not focus on the execution of his mandate due to the distraction.
He said: “Having been at the forefront of the politics of the state for over two decades and occupied sensitive positions including being the first two-term Governor, and also being the one God used to midwife Bayelsa’s first-ever transition to select the Governor and his Deputy, this historical verdict is again a personal vindication and another show of God’s boundless mercy and grace for me as imperfect as I am.”
“My role from henceforth is to guide and provide advice when that advice is needed. I thank the leaders of the PDP and the delegates whose votes are now being vindicated today. I thank the national leadership of the party for their support. I join Governor Diri in saying there are no victors or losers. I thank the Supreme Court and their Lordships.”
Source: Naija News