Governor Douye Diri has said he needs the support of former President Goodluck Jonathan to succeed. He also called on the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate David Lyon, the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva and opposition parties in the state to support his administration.
Diri presented his Certificate of Return to the former president a few hours after he received it from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
During a thanksgiving service at Gloryland Chapel in Government House Yenagoa, on Sunday, He said:
“I will be governor of all, be it PDP, APC and others. We must remain united and ensure peace in our land. That is the only time we can be talking of development. Let us work together.”
He thanked God for giving him the mandate, the governor urged all his supporters to be magnanimous in victory as he was ready to appoint people in opposition to his cabinet.
The governor said his priority was to bring development to every part of the state but warned that his administration would have zero-tolerance for crimes.
“Our administration will not condone crimes and criminalities. No development can take place in the atmosphere devoid of peace, he said.