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Diri Is One Of The Governors Making Things Difficult For Tinubu – Sylva’s Aide

Julius Bokoru, the Special Assistant on Media and Public Affairs to the former Governor of Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva, has claimed that governor Douye Diri has abandoned the governance of the state in favour of frequent travel.

He pointed to the multiple local and foreign trips made by Diri.

Bokoru shared his concerns in Yenagoa at the weekend.

He claimed that Diri was constantly looking for any opportunity to jet out of Bayelsa, adding that his knack for travelling has drilled a big hole in the state’s pocket.

He said the Bayelsa governor is one of those sabotaging the effort of the federal government to combat economic hardship.

Bokuru claimed that Diri is hell bent on making things difficult for President Bola Tinubu because he plans on becoming Atiku Abubakar’s running mate in 2027.

He lamented that the governor has failed to recognise that the people of the state were facing hardship and needed deliberate government policies and programs to ameliorate their plight.

According to him, “While serious governors are thinking out of the box, rolling out programs to reduce the high cost of living, and still embarking on legacy projects, Diri has been globetrotting.

“The Bayelsa governor has been looking for every opportunity to jet out of the state. He has become a fun-seeking governor; he has been fiddling while Rome burns.

“We challenge Diri to reel out real humanitarian interventions that his government has embarked upon to assist the Federal Government in confronting the economic hardship in the state.

“Even when the Federal Government sends palliatives to states, the people of Bayelsa under Diri don’t even know what happened to their share of the palliatives. We understand that most of them are diverted to entertain burial guests.

“Diri is no doubt one of the governors making things difficult for President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. He is hell-bent and fixated on driving negative narratives against the President because we understand that there is a plot to make him the running mate of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in the next presidential election.”

Bokoru said Diri had become a permanent resident in Abuja as he strived to meet different people in his bid to manipulate justice in the case between him and Timipre Sylva, which is currently at the appeal court.

He is rather seen routinely in Abuja in money-laden convoys, using Bayelsa taxpayers’ money, attempting to induce judiciary characters in light of the ongoing court case.

“Our judiciary cannot and will not be bought. Ordinary Bayelsans need those monies for roads, electricity, education, food, transportation, and sustenance. If those monies had been well utilized, this frenzied movement would have been unnecessary,” he added.

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