Diri wins Bayelsa PDP governorship primary

Governor Douye Diri has emerged winner of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primary to contest the Bayelsa State governorship seat on Nov. 11.

Mr Diri, the sole aspirant for the primary, polled 305 “yes” votes from the delegates to emerge as the party’s candidate.

The primary election conducted on Wednesday had the party delegates from the eight local government areas of the state casting their votes to affirm the candidature of the governor.

Chairman of the election committee and Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, in a remark, urged the people of the state to rally around the party during the governorship election.

He expressed happiness that the committee was able to conduct a free and fair primary, urging members to unite to ensure victory.

Mr Diri, in his remark, promised to lead the party to victory, pointing out that Bayelsa was a PDP state judging from the presidential and National Assembly elections.

He said: “In a democracy, people must be allowed to vote and the votes must count; people of Bayelsa must ensure that persons with violent tendencies are not entrusted with leadership.”


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