Ismail Abdulazeez Mantu Reporting
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.