Diri won in six of Bayelsa’s eight LGAs, while Sylva took the other two.
Daily Metro News NG
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the Governor of Bayelsa State, Douye Diri Winner of Saturday November 11th governorship election in the state.
Diri, who came into power in 2020 through a Supreme court judgement, got a total of 175,196 votes while his closest rival, former governor Timipre Sylva polled a total of 110,108 votes. The figures meant the PDP flagbearer beat his closest rival by 65,088 votes.
The result is coming more than 48 hours after the Bayelsa governorship election. Governor Douye Diri has clinched a second term in office as the governor of the coastal state.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate fought off his All Progressives Congress (APC) counterpart Timipre Sylva in a fiercely contested exercise in the oil-rich state.