HOW SENATOR DOUYE DIRI WINS BAYELSA PDP GOVERNORSHIP PRIMARY


Senator Douye Diri has won the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primary for the Bayelsa governorship election slated for November 16, 2019.


Diri emerged the candidate of the party, PDP, after poling 561 votes to beat his closest rival Mr. Timi Alaibe, who got 365 votes in the primary election held on Tuesday at Gabriel Okara Cultural Centre, Yenagoa.
Declaring the result, Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State, who is the Chairman, Party’s Electoral Committee for the state, said Mr Keniebi Okoko came third with 142 votes.
Twenty one governorship aspirants contested to be the candidate of the party.
Diri was a member of the House of Representatives from 2015 to 2019, where he represented the people of Yenagoa/Kolokuma/Opokuma federal constituency of the state.
He was later elected as the Senator representing Bayelsa central senatorial district during the 2019 general election.

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