Governor of Bayelsa State, Douye Diri, on Sunday, February 16, has begged, the former governor-elect, David Lyon, and Lyon’s godfather, the current Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, to support his administration.
The governor also pleaded the support of former Nigeria’s President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan to succeed, calling on all supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to be magnanimous in victory.
Diri, who spoke at a thanksgiving service in Yenagoa on Sunday, saying, he will consider even members of the opposition parties for appointments.
The new governor promised to run an all-inclusive government, insisting that he needed the cooperation and support of all leaders of the state.
“I will be Governor of all, be it PDP, APC and others. We must remain united and ensure peace in our land,” he added.
“That is the only time we can be talking of development. Let us work together.”
The former lawmaker, however, warned against all forms of crimes in the State, saying his administration would go tough on criminals.
“Our administration will not condone crimes and criminalities. No development can take place in the atmosphere devoid of peace,” he said.