Ahead of the 2023 general elections in Bayelsa, the state governor, Senator Douye Diri has again cautioned political gladiators in the state to play by the rules of the game.
Governor Douye Diri gave the charge on Wednesday, September 14, at the 87th Session of the weekly State Executive Council meeting in Government House, Yenagoa.
Represented by the Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, Governor Diri reiterated his call on political actors to play by the rules of the game and avoid heating up the polity.
He warned that his administration would not fold its arms and watch politicians break the rules to undermine the peace and security of the state, assuring that effective measures had already been put in place to safeguard lives and property before, during and after the electioneering season.
A statement by the Media Aide to Senator Ewhrudjakpo, Doubara Atasi, quoted the governor to have said “As we inch closer to the political campaigns, we urge politicians to play according to the rules of the game, as government would not be aloof and watch people break the rules to undermine the security of our state.”
Governor Diri thanked Bayelsans and the various security agencies for their continued support, pointing out that Bayelsa still remains one of the safest and most peaceful states in the country, and expressed the desire of government to maintain the status-quo.
There will be no governorship election in Bayelsa on March 11, 2023 but eligible voters in the state will file out to participate in the House of Assembly elections, after the presidential and national assembly elections on February 25.