BREAKING: Diri Wins 6 LGAs, Sylva Gets 2 as INEC Completes Collation of Bayelsa Election Result

BREAKING: Diri Wins 6 LGAs, Sylva Gets 2 as INEC Completes Collation of Bayelsa Election Result

  • The 2023 Bayelsa state gubernatorial election was conducted by INEC on Saturday, November 11
  • The motive of the off-cycle election was to elect the governor of Bayelsa state, south-south Nigeria
  • Incumbent governor, Douye Diri, ran for re-election and faced a major challenge from one of his predecessors, Timipre Sylva journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 6-year-experience covering politics and elections in Nigeria

Yenagoa, Bayelsa state - As Nigerians follow the Bayelsa election update, Governor Duoye Diri has won six local government areas (LGAs) in the 2023 state governorship poll.

Diri, 64, is the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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Governor Diri (right) is seeking a re-election. Photo credits: Douye Diri, Timipre Sylva
Source: Twitter

Bayelsa: Diri set to be announced winner

After the collation of results resumed on Monday afternoon, November 13, Diri took most LGAs, while his major challenger, Timipre Sylva (candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC), won in two LGAs.

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The underdog in the contest, Udengs Eradiri of the Labour Party (LP), failed to win any LGA, according to official results by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Check out the full results below:

Southern Ijaw

APC - 18,174

LP - 119

PDP - 24,685

Brass LGA

APC - 18,431

LP - 83

PDP - 12,602

Ekeremor LGA

APC - 8,445

PDP - 23,172

LP - 50

Nembe LGA

APC - 22,248

PDP - 4,556

LP - 113

Sagbama LGA

APC - 6,608

PDP - 35,504

LP - 217

Yenagoa LGA

APC - 14,534

LP - 244

PDP - 37,777

Ogbia LGA

APC - 16,319

LP - 57

PDP - 18,435

Kolokuma/Opokuma LGA

APC - 5,349

LP - 22

PDP - 18,465

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BayelsaDecides: Diri maintains strong lead as INEC resumes collation, clears 5 out of 6 LGAs

With these results, Diri is expected to be declared the winner by INEC.

APC's Sylva wins own local govt

Earlier, reported that Sylva won an additional LGA - Brass.

Sylva, a one-time governor of Bayelsa state, hails from Brass local government.

Bayelsa election: APC fumes also reported that the APC condemned alleged attempts to move the collation of Brass LGA to Yenagoa.

The APC made this condemnation in a statement by Felix Morka, the APC national publicity secretary.

Bayelsa: Sani drops hint on likeliest winner

In another related news, reported that Shehu Sani, a former Senator who represented Kaduna central hinted that Governor Diri "is coasting to victory" in the governorship poll.

Writing on his verified X (formerly Twitter) handle on Sunday, November 12, Sani, a PDP chieftain, said "going by the media reports and trickling results, Diri is coasting to victory".


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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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