Stephen Ukandu, Umuahia
The Chairman Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Adolphus Wabara, has congratulated Gov. Douye Diri of Bayelsa State, on his victory at the Saturday’s governorship election in the state.
Senator Wabara described the Governor’s “resounding victory” at the poll, as a confirmation that he had done creditably in his first tenure.
The former Senate President commended the Governor for his various landmark achievements in the state which endeared him to the electorate.
He described Bayelsa State as one of the strongholds of the PDP, which he said had delivered democracy dividends to the people.
The PDP BoT Chairman also commended Bayelsa voters for their overwhelming support for the PDP candidate, assuring them that they would be reciprocated with more democracy deliverables.
Senator Wabara particularly commended the voters for firmly standing to defend their votes against anti-democratic forces that attempted to subvert the people’s mandate.
He said that the resilience of the people in defense of their mandate was a strong message that the will of the people can no longer be suppressed by those desperate for power at all cost.
Meanwhile, Senator Wabara has urged the Governor to use his second tenure to consolidate on the gains of his administration, and reciprocate the people with more achievements.
He called on other contestants to accept the outcome of the election, and join the Governor in his efforts to develop the state.
Wabara projected brighter future for the PDP, saying that the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, at the centre, has taken Nigeria backwards.
Ikengaonline had reported that Diri who sought a second term emerged winner at the poll after winning in six out of eight local government areas of the state.
The PDP candidate polled a total of 175,196 votes while his closest rival, Chief Timipre Sylva of the All Progressives Congress, APC, scored110,108 votes.
Sylva who was a former Governor in the State under the PDP before defecting to the APC, won only in two LGAs.