BAYELSA State Governor Douye Diri has called on the leaders and people of the South-South zone to be united, saying that the zone cannot be defeated by any region if the people are united.

He also urged Christians to join politics.

Diri made the call during a one-day zonal prayer summit organised by the south-south zone of the Christian Association of Nigeria at the St. Patrick Catholic Church, Ovom, Yenagoa, on Tuesday.

According to him, the South-South was endowed with the potential to be great but greatness could only be achieved if the leaders and people were united.

He condemned the politics of violence in the zone, emphasising that politics should be seen as a means to develop people and not to kill and disunite them.

Diri said, “If we cooperate, it will be difficult for any other region to beat us. It is not all about oil. South-South is rich in agric and other resources. But we need peace for investors to come in.

“South-South is a blessed region. Let us pray that God will give us leaders that will see the potential and develop the region.”

The governor admonished Christians not to avoid politics because “even Jesus Christ was concerned about the welfare of the people, which politics is all about.”

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