Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa, Senator Duoye Diri has been declared the new governor-elect of the state by The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu made this announcement on Friday at the INEC headquarters in Abuja while the winner’s certificate was presented to him later on in the day.
Yakubu while briefing journalists at the INEC Headquarters confirmed receiving the true certified judgement of the court. According to him, the commission met on Friday morning to review the results of the election, without the votes of the APC which have been voided by the court, Channels TV reports.
The total votes cast after excluding those of the APC now stand at 146,999. PDP polled 143,172 and scored 25 percent as required by the law.
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