The Member representing Bayelsa Central Senatorial district in the National Assembly, Senator Douye Diri, has emerge winner of the PDP Governorship Primary.
He clinched the Party’s ticket with a total of 561, to beat his closest Rival, Timi Alaibe, who got 365 votes out of 1,244 votes cast.
The total number of registered delegates was 1308, while the total number of accredited delegates, was 1244. A total of 16 votes were also declared invalid.
Twenty-one (21) aspirants had picked the form of interest, with one of the aspirants, Talford Ongolo, stepping down from the race on the eve of the primary poll.
The Governor Darius Ishaku-led PDP Bayelsa State Governorship Primary Committee conducted the exercise at the Dr. Gabriel Okara Cultural Centre, Yenagoa.
The exercise, which began at 11:30pm Tuesday night ended at 5:00am Wednesday morning.
Reactions from his notable fans and fellow Bayelsa politicians such as Bruce Murray
I congratulate my brother and colleague, Senator Douye Diri, on his emergence as the @OfficialPDPNig flag bearer in the forthcoming governorship election in Bayelsa state. We are with you all the way. https://t.co/KtCsRtcvK5
— Ben Murray-Bruce (@benmurraybruce) September 4, 2019
Sen Douye Diri will contest the PDP Bayelsa Primaries alongside 20 other PDP aspirants tomorrow.
That's the Candidate Gov Dickson will use to dethrone Jonathan and Wike ’s dominance in Bayelsa.
DPD will scatter everything and APC will take Bayelsa 🌝#Bayelsa
— CBN Gov Akinsola Ak🇳🇬 (@cbngov_akin1) September 2, 2019
Congratulations to Senator Douye Diri on his emergence as the PDP gubernatorial candidate in Bayelsa in a well fought and tightly contested primaries – please do well and reach out to other aspirants.
Kudos also to Gov. Darius Ishaku for conducting the primaries transparently.
— Demola Olarewaju (@DemolaRewaju) September 4, 2019
Senator Douye Diri pulled 561 votes to beat his rival Timi Alaibe who got 365 votes in primary held on Tuesday, September 3, at Gabriel Okara Cultural Centre, Yenagoa. https://t.co/hgdFq3mMKT
— Legit.ng | Leading the way (@legitngnews) September 4, 2019