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COVID-19: I had no contact with Abba Kyari – Douye Diri says.


Bayelsa State governor, Douye Diri has denied meeting with Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari and Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed, before they tested positive for coronavirus.

Diri who disclosed this during a visit to the state isolation center located at the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital in Okolobiri, Yenagoa local government area on Wednesday March 25, said when he met with Bala Mohammed at the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting, he had not been infected with the virus.


The Bayelsa State Governor also revealed that he never met with Kyari as he was in Germany at that time.

Diri said;

“I have no contact with Governor Bala Muhammed and Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to President Buhari.


What happened was that in the NEC meeting, we normally sit in alphabetical order, after Bauchi is Bayelsa, so on Thursday last week, when we had NEC meeting, we sat close, and before then,

he had not contacted the virus.“During the NEC meeting, Abba Kyari was not there, we were told that he was somewhere in Germany.


So, actually I am even taken by surprise, where and how the speculation is coming that I had contact with the Chief of Staff.

“For Bala Muhammed, yes, we always sit close during NEC meeting, and by then, he had not contacted the disease.”

The Bayelsa State Governor also stated that they have taken measures in protecting its water and land boundaries, and also monitoring visitors coming into the state.


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What I Secretly Did To Become Bayelsa Governor – Douye Diri


On Sunday, Douye Diri, newly sworn in Bayelsa State Governor said it was a miracle that he was the governor of the state.

He stated that he lost hope of being the governor following the victory of the All Progressives Congress candidate, Mr David Lyon, and the judgment of the Court of Appeal. He spoke to journalists in Abuja.

According to him, “I christen myself a miracle governor. I christen myself as a miracle governor. At a point, everybody gave up. We were the only party (PDP) the APC could not approach. We filed in court. The only place we had hope was in the judiciary.

“The case between the APC and the PDP was thrown out. The APC applauded the Supreme Court and on Thursday, February 13, 2020 the hammer came. We were in the wilderness and a torturous journey but here we are a miracle governor. They attempted to use the so-called federal might to impose somebody on Bayelsa. There were those who said there will be no governor in Bayelsa State. To the glory of God, Bayelsa State has a governor. I am indeed a miracle governor.”

Diri said he was not afraid of the allegation that his deputy, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpor, presented a forged certificate of exemption from the National Youth Service Corps to the Independent National Electoral Commission.


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Diri Douye will only last 2 months as governor – Fr. Mbaka


Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu Nigeria, Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka, has denied that he prophesied the newly sworn-in Governor of Bayelsa State, Douye Diri will only last two months in power.

Mbaka, in a statement issued by his media aide, Ike Maximus Ugwuoke, said he never prophesied about the Diri.

“Our attention has been drawn to a report in a section of the media that the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Fr. Mbaka has prophesied that the newly sworn-in Governor of Bayelsa State, Diri Douye, will stay in office as governor for only two months.

“The report alleged that he predicted this in ‘Delta State at a ceremony to celebrate his friend and colleague who clocked 68 years.’

“For the sake of justice and fairness, we challenge the originators of this false and mendacious report to mention the name of the so-called Fr. Mbaka’s friend and colleague whose ceremony he attended in Delta State,” the statement said.


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Bayelsa: Douye Diri sworn in despite APC protest {Video}


The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the 2019 governorship election in Bayelsa State, Senator Duoye Diri, has been sworn in as governor.


His swearing-in comes a day after the Supreme Court sacked the former governor-elect of Bayelsa State, David Lyon, and his Deputy, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo.

A five-man panel of the apex court led by Justice Mary Peter-Odili ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to withdraw the Certificate of Return that had been issued to the candidate of the All Progressives Congress as the winner of the November 16, 2019 governorship election.


The court then ordered INEC to issue a fresh Certificate-of-Return to the candidate of the party with the next highest votes and with the required constitutional spread of votes in the results of the election, which was the PDP.

Hours before the swearing-in on Friday, INEC officially declared Diri as the winner of the election in the state.

He was sworn-in along with his Deputy, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo.

While delivering his acceptance speech, the new governor asked Bayelsan’s to embrace each other in love and avoid hatred which he believes would only inhibit the growth and development of the state.


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Bayelsa: PDP set to inaugurate Douye Diri


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commenced preparation for the inauguration of the governor-elect, Senator Douye Diri and the deputy- governor elect, Senator Lawrence Ewhrujakpo.

According to investigations Diri and Ewhrujakpo who have been issued their certificates of return at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) headquarters in Abuja are on their way to Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

The state executive council chamber is presently being prepared for the inauguration ceremony.


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