Senator Douye Diri on Wednesday September 4, emerged winner of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary election in Bayelsa State.
The Senator representing Bayelsa Central at the national assembly, defeated 19 other aspirants to emerge the PDP candidate for the forthcoming November 16 governorship election in the state.
The governorship primary exercise conducted by a PDP committee led by Governor Darius Ishaku was held at Dr. Gabriel Okara Cultural Centre in Yenagoa. It reportedly began by 11:30pm on Tuesday night and ended by 5:00am on Wednesday morning.
Senator Diri polled a total of 561 votes to defeat former Presidential Adviser on Niger Delta Affairs, Timi Alaibe who came second with 365 votes.