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Governor Douye Diri and Tinubu, others

PDP Governor Joins Political Leaders in Congratulating President Tinubu.

In an unexpected turn of events, Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State, a prominent member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), extended his congratulations to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu following the Supreme Court’s verdict affirming the President’s electoral victory. This surprising move unfolded at the Presidential Villa, where Governor Diri joined high-ranking members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to acknowledge President Tinubu’s win.

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Among the early visitors to the Presidential Villa were Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State and Governor Abdulahi Sule of Nasarawa State, who joined Governor Diri in congratulating the President.

A video of Governor Diri’s congratulations to President Tinubu was widely shared on social media by Arise TV, drawing considerable attention and speculation from political observers and the public.

The Presidential Villa was reported to be abuzz with activity as political associates, appointees, and well-wishers of President Tinubu gathered to extend their congratulations, underscoring the significance of the Supreme Court’s decision.


Governor Diri’s gesture came as a surprise to many, given his prominent role as a frontline PDP member who had supported Atiku during the presidential election.

What adds a unique layer of intrigue to this situation is the fact that Governor Diri is preparing for an election next month. Notably, his primary opponent from the All Progressives Congress, Timipre Sylva, has been disqualified by the electoral commission following a court verdict.

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Video Credit: Arise News

The unexpected show of solidarity across party lines highlights the complex and evolving dynamics of Nigerian politics. As the nation navigates the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s verdict, Governor Diri’s congratulations to President Tinubu underscores the importance of statesmanship and the fluid nature of political alliances in Nigeria. It is an event that will undoubtedly fuel discussions and speculations in the Nigerian political landscape.

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