The governor of Bayelsa State, Diri Douye, has said he was received like a ‘son’ in Aso Rock when he visited President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday.
The duo had a brief meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja around 1pm.
Speaking to journalists after the meeting, Mr Douye, said he visited Abuja to formally present himself to Mr. Buhari as a son.
The governor was sworn in on February 14 after a Supreme Court judgement that sacked the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governor-elect, David Lyon, 24 hours to his inauguration at that time.
“Since my inauguration, this is the first time I have come to see Mr President and to promise to work with the Federal Government for the security and peace of the nation.”
“He received me as one of his sons. He went ahead to advise me and to say that he is happy that I came and that he is happy with the way I started.”
“He said he read about all the statements I have made on security. Bayelsa is critical to peace in the country. If there is security there, then the whole country is at peace.”