ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- The former President Goodluck Jonathan has backed Governor Douye Diri’s bid for a second term in the upcoming Bayelsa State governorship election on Saturday.
Jonathan said that Diri should be encouraged to complete a second term in office because of the stability of the state, according to a statement issued on Tuesday by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Daniel Alabrah.
According to the statement, Jonathan stated this when members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bayelsa National Governorship Campaign Council, along with Governors, former Governors of the party, National Assembly members, and other stakeholders, paid him a visit at his Yenagoa residence.
The former president said, “I have been in touch with our governor, and I believe he should be encouraged to do his eight years. He has been able to stabilise the state.
“Let us find a standard way of doing things. We cannot kill ourselves; we do not want crisis. I thank you all for what you are doing. While we struggle for leadership, we must have a country.”