Diri won his reelection bid to govern the state for the second time and for a period of four years

Governor Duoye Diri
Governor Duoye Diri

Governor Douye Diri of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Bayelsa, has been declared the winner of the November 11 election.

Prof. Kuta Farouk, the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, who is the Returning Officer of the election, announced the result on Monday in Yenagoa.

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Details of the result showed that Diri polled 175,196 votes to defeat his stiffest challenger, Timipre Sylva of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who got 110,108 votes.

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Further details showed that Mr Diri won in six local governments while Sylva won two.

During collation, violence broke out in the collation center, as agents clashed over results.

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