Bayelsa Gov, Diri visits Obasanjo

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..Says former president still in his good elements at 83

Bayelsa State governor, Duoye Diri, on Monday, visited former President Olusegun Obasanjo on the occasion of his 83rd birthday, declaring that he met him in good health and in his good elements.

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The governor, who arrived the OOPL Pent House residence of the former President at about 5.45pm, emphasised that the people of Bayelsa State should expect good governance from a governor who understood the challenges of the state.

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Diri, who met Obasanjo behind closed doors for about 20 minutes, disclosed that the purpose of the visit was to come and felicitate with Obasanjo on his 83rd birthday, which holds on Thursday.

“I have come to greet my father, our father who is actually the father of Nigeria and Africa. I have come to felicitate with him on his forthcoming birthday, which comes up in few days time.

“And, I met him in good health and in his good elements. That is principally why I have come here today. And he also appreciated my coming. It is my prayer that he will enjoy more years to come and see in his life time, the Nigeria of his dream.”

The governor said that the political experience of the recent past had been put behind him, declaring, “as earlier said in other occasions, there is no victor, no vanquished in my emergence as the governor of Bayelsa State.

“The people should expect good governance and a governor that understands the challenges of the state and ready to proffer solution. I am a homegrown governor, the humble and miracle governor. I extend my hand of fellowship to my brothers and sisters of Bayelsa State in this journey,” Diri said.

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