The Governor of Bayelsa State, Douye Diri, on Monday rejected the congratulatory message from a former governorship aspirant in the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Timi Alaibe, over his victory at the Supreme Court where Alaibe’s appeal against the governor was dismissed.
The Governor said it was insulting and half-hearted, maintaining that Alaibe, who contested the PDP ticket with him on September 3, 2019, went too far in his bid to unseat him.
A statement by the acting Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Daniel Alabrah, noted that Diri rejected Alaibe’s congratulatory message while addressing the State Working Committee of the PDP, which paid him a solidarity visit at the Government House, Yenagoa, on Monday.
Diri, in the statement, described Alaibe’s statement issued by his personal assistant, Enize Ogio, as “insulting and totally unacceptable.”
The statement partly read: “I hereby reject that insulting message from one Enize Ogio. I hereby reject it in totality, and the PDP rejects it too. If they accept our olive branch, they should issue a new statement to let the PDP and the government of Bayelsa know that they are still members of our party.”