Duoye Diri wins Bayelsa governorship


The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate  in the November 11, 2023 governorship election in Bayelsa,  Douye Diri, has been re-elected for a second term.

According to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Diri polled a total of 175,196 votes to defeat his closest rival, Timipre Sylva of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who scored 110,262 votes.

Diri scored 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 local government areas.


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