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BREAKING: INEC Declares Diri Winner Of Bayelsa Guber Race

Ismail Abdulazeez Mantu Reporting

Bayelsa, Nigeria

The Independent National Electoral Commission has announced that Douye Diri has clinched a second term in office as the leader of the coastal state.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate fought off his All Progressives Congress (APC) counterpart Timipre Sylva in a fiercely contested exercise in the oil-rich state.

Diri, who came into power in 2020, got a total of 175,196 votes while Sylva polled 110,108 votes. The figures meant the PDP flagbearer beat his closest rival by 65,088 votes.

The Labour Party (LP) scored a total of 905 to come a distant third.

Details shortly….

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