By Binebai Princewill
Douye Diri, the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in November’s governorship election in Bayelsa state has been declared winner by Inec.
The INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, who made this announcement on Friday at the INEC headquarters in Abuja said the certificate of return will be issued immediately to the winner. 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. 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.
There are unconfirmed reports that Sen. Douye Diri is likely to be sworn in as Governor today in Bayelsa State and his deputy.