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Dickson- backed Douye Diri wins PDP’s nomination for governor in Bayelsa state

The Senator representing Bayelsa Central Senatorial district, Douye Diri, aligned with Governor Seriake Dickson, pulled off a stunning win in Bayelsa state’s Peoples Democratic Party, PDP governorship primary on Wednesday morning, edging out former NDDC boss Ndutimi Alaibe.

Diri won the primary with 561 votes out of a total of 1,244 accredited delegates, while Timidity’s Alaibe pulled 365 votes.

The PDP primary election was attended by former President Goodluck Jonathan, the current governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson and other major stakeholders of the party.

The election, which started at about 11:30 pm Tuesday night, ended at about 5am Wednesday morning.

In his address, immediately after the counting of ballots, the chairman of the electoral committee and Governor of Taraba state, Darius Ishaku, declared Diri winner of the election having met all the conditions and got the highest number of votes.

Senator Douye Diri will represent the party in the November 16 governorship election.

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