Senator Diri Emerges Winner Of PDP Governorship Primary In Bayelsa

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The Member representing Bayelsa Central Senatorial district in the National Assembly, Senator Douye Diri, has emerge winner of the PDP Governorship Primary.

He clinched the Party’s ticket with a total of 561, to beat his closest Rival, Timi Alaibe, who got 365 votes out of 1,244 votes cast.

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The total number of registered delegates was 1308, while the total number of accredited delegates, was 1244. A total of 16 votes were also decalred invalid.

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Twenty-one (21) aspirants had picked the form of interest, with one of the aspirants, Talford Ongolo, stepping down from the race on the eve of the primary poll.

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The Governor Darius Ishaku-led PDP Bayelsa State Governorship Primary Committee conducted the exercise at the Dr. Gabriel Okara Cultural Centre, Yenagoa.

The exercise, which began at 11:30pm Tuesday night ended at 5:00am Wednesday morning.

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