The ‘miracle governor’ of Bayelsa State, Douye Diri, has donated the N40 million awarded by the Supreme Court to him and his deputy, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, to the church to promote the work of God.
Recall that the Supreme Court had on Wednesday fined Afe Babalola (SAN) and Wole Olanipekun (SAN) over their failed application for a review of the judgment that sacked Chief David Lyon of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and ordered them to pay the respondents 10 million each.
Governor Diri donated the money at the weekend during a special thanksgiving service at the King of Glory Chapel, Government House, Yenagoa. The governor who describes his victory as a miracle who was full of gratitude to God and Bayelsans for their support and prayers, described the Wednesday’s Supreme Court review verdict as an act of God that became a reality through the wisdom and courage of the apex court.
His words: “What has happened only proves the fact that there is a God that rules in the affairs of men. His decisions are final and supreme. There is no Supreme Court greater than the supreme court of God.
He gave that judgment through the learned justices and some people felt they had to question Him. And God spoke through that woman that delivered the judgment. According to her, who are you to question the supremacy of the Supreme Court?
“And so for desecrating the temple of justice, a cost of N10 million each was imposed on two of the senior lawyers that represented the other party to be paid to three of the respondents, which included me and my deputy.
Without even consulting my deputy, I have decided that both of us will surrender our N20 million each, that is N40 million, to the work of God in the church.” He said.