Douye Diri Re-elected In Bayelsa

The Governor of Bayelsa State, Duoye Diri who is of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,  has been declared winner of last Saturday’s election.

The Independent National Electoral Commission, Diri scored 175,196 votes to defeat his closest rival, Timipre Sylva of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who scored 115,262 votes.

Diri who will serve a second term of four year as governor, won six of the eight local government areas of the state with Sylva winning Brass and Nembe local government areas.


Diri clinched 18,435 votes in Ogbia, 18,465 votes in Kolokuma/Opokuma, 37,777 in Yenagoa, 23,172 in Ekeremor, 24,685 in Southern Ijaw, 4,556 in Nembe and 12,602 in Brass.

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