Governor Douye Diri has expressed support for electronic voting.
News Rain Nigeria reports that Diri stated this on Sunday while speaking at a grand reception in his honour in Sampou Community in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area.
According to the governor, although electronic voting might not solve all the nation’s electoral problems, it would significantly reduce the challenges.
Governor Diri Drums Support For E-Voting
Diri was quoted in a press release by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, recalling with displeasure the electoral malpractices that characterised the 2019 governorship election in Bayelsa.
The governor who ascribed his victory to God Almighty, saying that the Lord showed Himself in his case as the only one who gives power.
He also singled out his predecessor, Senator Seriake Dickson, for praise, saying he stood his grounds against all odds to ensure he emerged governor.
Diri expressed gratitude to the people of his Sampou community for the honour done him just as he appealed to people of the state to be patient and support his administration.
The governor assured them of development in all sectors.
“My leaders, my elders, my brothers and sisters, I appreciate you for the love and honour you have shown me. The colourful reception you have organised in my honour, I say thank you. I bring a message of love and hope.
“Yes, our takeoff as a government was very turbulent. But we have flown above the turbulent weather. Now we are stabilising and the testimony is all across the state. I only ask for your support.” Diri said.