Bayelsa Guber Polls: Why I’ll Re-elected On Saturday, Gov Diri Reveals

Bayelsa Guber Polls: Why I’ll Re-elected On Saturday, Gov Diri Reveals

  • Governor Douye Diri has revealed why the people and residents of Bayelsa state will re-elect him on Saturday, November 11
  • Diri said his performance in completing projects that he inherited and equally embarked on his own projects
  • The PDP candidate said the Timipre Sylva of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has no achievements but fake promises journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5-year-experience covering metro and government policy

Bayelsa state, Yenagoa - Governor Douye Diri said the people will re-elect him for a second tenure on Saturday, November 11 in the Bayelsa governorship election.

Diri said Bayelsans will vote for him again because of his performance in the last four years, Leadership reported.

Diri confidence of re-election
Gov Diri says Bayelsans will re-elect him on Saturday Photo credit: Douye Diri
Source: Facebook

He stated this while speaking at the grand finale of his campaign at the Oxbow Lake Pavilion in Yenagoa on Tuesday, November 7.

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Highlighting the achievement of his administration, Diri said he completed projects he inherited and equally embarked on his projects in a terrain the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Timipre Sylva, described as difficult.

Diri said the APC candidate has no achievements to show after his five years in office.

The governor said Sylva's campaign is full of fake promises while his administration has been rolling out projects he inherited and initiated.

“They say we only completed projects that we inherited. But the Unity Bridge in Nembe, where my APC opponent hails from and which he abandoned, was constructed and completed by my administration.
“Today, one of the best dual carriage roads in Yenagoa, the Glory Drive, for which they collected money in billions and abandoned, has been completed and inaugurated by my administration.”

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Meanwhile, reported that former President Goodluck Jonathan unveiled his preferred candidate for the November 11 governorship election in Bayelsa state.

Jonathan backed Diri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for a second tenure because of the stability of the state.

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Meanwhile, reported that former President Olusegun Obasanjo may have backed Diri for a second term in office.

According to Obasanjo, if you have a horse that is winning in a race, there is no need to change it, referring to Governor Diri’s second-term bid

INEC adds APC’s Sylva to list of candidates after court order

Sylva's name was added to the list of candidates contesting the Bayelsa governorship election.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) added Sylva’s name to the list on Monday, November 6 in compliance with the Court of Appeal judgement.


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