Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State has reacted to the ruling of the Supreme Court which affirmed him as the elected Governor of the state.
Justice Sylvester Ngwuta who led a seven-man panel dismissed the six appeals filed against Diri and his deputy, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo.
Justice Ngwuta in his ruling noted that the case was dismissed following the withdrawal of the six appeals by lawyers of the appellants.
Diri while reacting to the development on Wednesday in Abuja said they don’t need further distractions from politicians.
He noted that the ruling of the Supreme Court has ended attempts by the opposition to remove him from office.
Diri said, “As a state, we do not need all of these distractions. We are one state that the brotherhood should be predominant.”
“After elections particularly when the governor has taken the oath of office, we expected everybody to support and bring their ideas on board for Bayelsa to succeed, grow and be prosperous.”
“We have tagged our administration as the administration of prosperity. Today marks the end of litigations. Constitutionally, I believe that today is the end of all litigations.”