Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State says he owes nobody any explanation for visiting President Bola Tinubu shortly after the Supreme Court’s ruling on the presidential election.
Diri said the opposition is jittery and telling lies over his visit to Tinubu shortly after the Supreme Court declared him winner of the election.
A video had emerged of Diri congratulating Tinubu after the Supreme Court affirmed his presidential election on Thursday.
However, Diri said there was nothing unusual about his visit to Tinubu.
He spoke at Igbedi community, Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of the state, during the visit of the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) governorship campaign trail on Friday.
Governor Diri said he was at liberty to congratulate President Tinubu following the Supreme Court verdict on the presidential election.
He explained that he was at the presidential villa to discuss serious state matters with the president, whom he said attended to the issues positively.
He said: “Thursday, I was in Abuja and most of you saw the video trending. The opposition is now jittery and are telling lies. Of course, that is in their character.
“As a sitting governor, there is a sitting president and I do not owe them any explanation about my visit to the president.
“If the Supreme Court affirms the president of the country, as a sitting governor, I reserve all the rights to visit him. But beyond that, I went for very serious state business and I can tell you that Mr President attended to all the issues I raised.”
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