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PDP’s Diri wins Bayelsa gov election

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has declared Governor Douye Diri,the incumbent Governor of Bayelsa State and governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, has winner of the State governorship election held last Saturday.

The Returning Officer, Prof Faruq Kuta, who is also the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University Of Technology, Minna, announced Diri winner of the poll at the collation centre of the election on Monday.

Diri polled 175,196 to defeat his closest rival, Timipre Sylva of the All Progressives Congress, who garnered 110,108 .

The candidate of Labour Party (LP), Engr. Udengs Eradiri, came third after polling  905 votes.

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