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Amid tension Diri takes over, sues for peace, love

•Promises diligent service

•Protest rocks Yenagoa over Supreme Court judgement
•Diri’s home vandalised

•Police impose dusk to dawn curfew
•PANDEF sues for peace
•PDP victory is God’s will-Dickson
•Commendation Galore As Dickson Holds Valedictory Session
•Be a good ambassador of PDP, Secondus charge Diri
•Okowa urges PDP, Diri to reconcile aggrieved party members

By Clifford Ndujihe, Samuel Oyadongha, Festus Ahon, Johnbosco Agbakwuru, Emem Idio, Dirisu Yakubu, Omeiza Ajayi & Ozioruva Aliu

DESPITE initial violence and tension that rocked Yenogoa, the Bayelsa State capital, Senator Douye Diri was yesterday sworn-in as governor of Bayelsa State alongside his deputy, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpor, at a colourful ceremony held at the Government House.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC’s declaration of Senator Diri as winner of the November 16, 2019 governorship poll, earlier in the day, in obedience to the Supreme Court judgement, paved the way for Diri’s inauguration, which started at 6.20 pm, yesterday.

Diri’s swearing-in came as the All Progressives Congress, APC, rejected the INEC’s decision to return Diri as winner of the Bayelsa governorship election and vowed to explore legal options against it.
Indeed, President Muhammadu Buhari and the Chairman of APC Governors Forum, and Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu met behind closed doors at the Aso Villa, yesterday, over what sources said was in connection with the Bayelsa development.
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