Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri has said that he is happy with the bond of friendship between him and his deputy, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo. The governor said this at Ofoni Community, country home of his Deputy, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, when he visited as part of the yuletide activities.
Diri, who said the visit was initiated by his predecessor, Senator Seriake Dickson, told the people that he was happy with the cordiality existing between him and Ewhrudjakpo.
He urged Bayelsans to dwell together in peace to promote sustainable development across the state, stressing that there could not be any meaningful development where people were at loggerheads.
His words: “For me, it couldn’t have been better because we have seen situations where governors and deputy Governors are at loggerheads, but the story in Bayelsa State is different.
“We’ve accommodated ourselves and seen the interest of the State as number one, and this will have no end.
“My deputy has been a resourceful one. We have great relationship. We are very happy with him.
“This is a New Year friendly and brotherly visit, and not just a visit to a sitting deputy governor, because when we dwell in unity, that is where our strength is, and that is how we will grow and develop as a state. We should not in any way disunite ourselves.”