Breaking: PDP’s Douye Diri to be Sworn in Today as INEC Declares him Bayelsa Governor-Elect

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SWITZERLAND, FEBRUARY 14 -The Independent National Electoral Commision(INEC) has declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Douye Diri as the winner of the Bayelsa State gubernatorial election.

The INEC chairman, Mahmoud Yakubu announced this during a press briefing on Friday morning.

This comes less than 24 hours after the Supreme Court sacked the former governor-elect and All Progressives Congress(APC) candidate, David Lyon.

Douye Diri and his running mate are expected to be sworn in as Governor and Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State in the coming hours.

The apex court on Thursday nulliified the election of the candidates of the All Progressives Congress and directed the electoral umpire to issue fresh certificates of return to the party with second highest number of votes and geographical spread.

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