Newsone reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Nigeria’s electoral umpire, has declared the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, APC, in Bayelsa State, Douye Diri as the winner of the Bayelsa Governorship Election 2023.
The Rivers State INEC Returning Officer and Vice-Chancellor, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Prof. Kuta Farouk, made the announcement at the Prof. Mahmood Yakubu Media Centre, INEC, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
The incumbent Governor won in six of the eight local government areas of the state while his closest rival and candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Timipre Sylva, won only two LGAs.
Prof. Farouk, said the winner of the election, Gov. Douye Diri, scored 175, 196 votes, to defeat his closest rival, Chief Timipre Sylva, who got 110, 108 votes.
The total number of registered voters is 1,056,862, while accredited voters stood at 372,000.
Newsone Nigeria reports that the Local Government Areas won by Douye Diri include Kolokuma/Opokuma, Ogbia, Yenagoa, Sagbama, Nembe, Ekeremor, Brass, and Southern Ijaw, while Chief Sylva of the APC, won Nembe and Brass LGAs.