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INEC Declares Diri Winner Of Bayelsa Governorship Polls. By Chris Mark

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Senator Douye Diri Of the People’s Democratic Party,PDP has been declared has the winner of the Bayelsa state November 11 governorship election in the state.

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The returning officer for the Bayelsa state governorship election Prof Farouk Kuta said Diri, satisfied all the requirements of law and scored majority of the lawful votes, henced returned elected.

Diri was declared winner on Monday at the state collation center, Yenagoa.

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According to Kuta the PDP, candidate polled 175,196 votes to come tops while his closest contender the candidate of the APC, Chief Timipre Sylva scored 110,108

While giving the breakdown of the contest,the INEC returning officer said that the PDP candidate scored 175,196 votes to defeat his closest challenger of the APC Chief Timipre Sylva who scored 110,108 votes while the Labour Party Candidates, Udengs Eradiri came third

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