Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa
Bayelsa Governor, Douye Diri, has stressed the need for Bayelsans, regardless of party differences, to put the interest of the state ahead of other considerations.
Governor Diri, who stated this when he received members of the Bayelsa caucus of the House of Representatives in Government House, Yenagoa, said the task of moving the state forward required all hands on deck.
Acting Chief Press Secretary, Daniel Alabrah, quoted the governor as expressing appreciation to members of the caucus for putting party differences aside for the sake of development of the state.
He emphasised the need for Bayelsans to promote love and reconciliation while creating sustainable opportunities for youths and women rather than using them as tools for electoral violence.
Diri reaffirmed the determination of his administration to fulfil his campaign promises and expressed optimism that with the support of the caucus in the House of Representatives, Bayelsa would be the envy of other states.
“I appreciate you for deciding to work together not minding party differences and believing that the interest of the state is paramount. We are happy with what we have seen. Let us preach love, let us preach reconciliation. This is your government. We are not here to serve only the People’s Democratic Party. This is your government of prosperity, and we mean every word we put out,” he said.
Earlier, Chairman of the caucus, Fred Agbedi, who represents Sagbama/Ekeremor Federal Constituency, said the visit was to express their readiness to work with the government to move the state forward and bring development.