The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri says he is the winner of the Saturday’s governorship election.
He said this at a press briefing in Yenagoa on Monday.
Among those also present at the media event were Diri’s running mate, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo; PDP’s Vice Chairman, South-South Zone, Emmanuel Ogidi; member of the state House of Assembly, Munalayefa Gibson, representing Ogbia 2; chairman of Ogbia Local Government Council and the governorship candidates of some political parties that participated in the election, among others.
Diri said he was no longer the PDP candidate but the winner of the poll.
He said that he should be “addressed properly” as the winner of the governorship poll.
The Independent National Electoral Commission had on Sunday night declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, David Lyon as the winner of the election.
INEC’s state Returning Officer, Prof. Faraday Orumwense, who announced the final result of the poll, said Lyon polled 352, 552 votes while Diri got 143, 172 votes.
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