Gov. Duoye Diri of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has been declared winner of the Bayelsa governorship election, defeating his closest rival, Chief Timipre Sylva of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The election results announced in Yenagoa on Monday showed that Diri polled a total of 175,196 votes while immediate past Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, ex-Gov. Timipre Sylva got 115,262 votes.
Diri won in six of the eight local government areas of the state while Sylva won in two council areas — Brass and Nembe.
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.