Bayelsa Gov'ship Election 2023: List of Academic Credentials Diri, Sylva, Others Submitted to INEC

Bayelsa Gov'ship Election 2023: List of Academic Credentials Diri, Sylva, Others Submitted to INEC

  • The list of candidates in respect of the 2023 Bayelsa state governorship election is in the public domain
  • According to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the number of candidates vying to become Bayelsa governor is 16
  • examines the academic qualifications of the governorship hopefuls in the prominent south-south state journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 6-year-experience covering politics in Nigeria

Yenagoa, Bayelsa state - The off-cycle poll in Bayelsa state will be held on Saturday, November 11. reports that 16 governorship candidates are vying for the top job in the south-south state.

For elections in Nigeria, one of the guidelines of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is for candidates to submit their certificates to the electoral body.

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Nigerians go to the polls in the country's off-cycle elections. Photo credit: Duoye Diri, Timipre Marlin Sylva
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In this report, writes on the academic credentials the 16 candidates in the coming Bayelsa governorship candidates submitted to INEC.

1) Idikio Warmate Jones (Accord)

Submitted Bachelor of Laws

2) Bufumoh Akpoebi Alex (Action Alliance, AA)

Submitted SSCE and BSc Mass Communication

3) Kalango Stanley Davies (ADC)


4) Oguara Nengimonyo (ADP)

First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC) and WAEC

5) Timipre Marlin Sylva (APC)

FSLC, General Certificate of Education and Bachelor of Arts

6) Subiri Joseph (APGA)

FSLC, GCE, TC II, and B.Tech in QS

7) Osharikeni Saturday (APM)


8) Ogege Mercy (APP)


9) Ben Victor Magbodo (BP)

National Diploma (ND)

10) Udengs Eradiri (Labour Party, LP)

FSLC, WAEC/GCE, and Bachelor of Engineering

11) Azebi Ayabeke (NNPP)

FSLC, WAEC, and Bachelor of Arts Degree

12) Micah Akeems (NRM)


13) Duoye Diri (PDP)

FSLC, GCE, and Bachelor of Education

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14) Ozato Erepadei (PRP)


15) Osuluku Binalayefa (SDP)

FSLC, SSCE, and Bachelor of Law

16) Simeon Karioru (ZLP)

FSLC, Senior School Certificate, and BSc.

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Bayelsa election: "I see Diri winning", analyst

Earlier, reported that a political analyst, Segun Akinleye, predicted victory for Douye Diri in the forthcoming Bayelsa state governorship election.

Incumbent Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governor, Diri is running for re-election.

In an interview with, Akinleye dismissed the hopes of Sylva, the flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC).


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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at

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