Men, Women, Youth groups reject nullification of Bayelsa Poll

The dust is yet to settle over the judgment of the Bayelsa state governorship tribunal nullifying the election of Governor Douye Diri.

A coalition of men, women and youth groups, including student bodies, has expressed disappointment at the outcome by embarking on a peaceful protest in solidarity with the governor, who they describe as a man who has come to stabilise the workforce with prompt payment of salaries, pensions and gratuities.

Placards of disappointment sum up the narrative of a people vexed by the judgement of the Bayelsa Governorship Tribunal.

It is a short walk expressing solidarity with Governor Douye Diri who has already filed an appeal against the judgement.

The coalition of groups later converge on this hall where they give reasons for continuity of governance in “Creek Haven”, the seat of power.

In the meantime, Governor Diri has called for calm, urging Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Government to continue in the discharge of their duties as Commissioner nominees await an official date for a swearing
in ceremony after getting a clean bill of health at the State Assembly.

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