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I never dreamt of become a governor – Diri says

Senator Douye Diri, the Governor of Bayelsa State

Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State on Sunday said that he never dreamt of becoming a governor.

Diri stated this while speaking at the St. Peter’s Anglican Church in his Sampau community, in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

“Sometimes I wonder that all the time I had been supporting the governorship aspiration of others, I did not know that God had destined me, even before I was born, to be governor. So when your time comes, nobody can stop it,” a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Daniel Alabrah, read, adding that he never knew his community would produce a governor while he was supporting the governorship aspiration of others.

“If the same God could do this for me, He will do it for you. Just be faithful, have free mind and He will do it again and again,” the statement added.

“Let me commend the people of Bayelsa for taking out time across the state to thank God today. What can you offer to God other than to say ‘thank you’ to Him? He has the gold and the silver. He also has the power, as power comes only from Him.

“If not for God, I will not be standing here as governor. So we must continue to thank Him with everything we have daily.

“I, therefore, join the rest of the people of Bayelsa to say thank you Lord for keeping us to see this first Sunday of 2021.”

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