INEC Declares Duoye Diri Governor-Elect Of Bayelsa, Issues Certificate Of Return To Him

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Duoye Diri, as the winner of the Bayelsa election.

The INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, made this announcement on Friday at the INEC headquarters in Abuja.

Yakubu while briefing journalists at the INEC Headquarters confirmed receiving the true certified judgement of the court.

According to him, the commission met on Friday morning to review the results of the election, without the votes of the APC which have been voided by the court.

The total votes cast after excluding those of the APC now stand at 146,999. PDP polled 143,172 and scored 25 percent as required by the law.

After the briefing, Senator Diri was presented the Certificate of Return while his deputy, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo was also presented his certificate of return.

Diri’s victory follows Supreme Court verdict which sacked David Lyon, and his Deputy, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo.

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