Bayelsa Governorship Election: Jonathan Reacts As INEC Declares Gov Diri Winner

Bayelsa Governorship Election: Jonathan Reacts As INEC Declares Gov Diri Winner

  • Former president Goodluck Jonathan has reacted to the outcome of the Bayelsa state governorship election
  • Jonathan congratulated Governor Duoye Diri of the PDP on his re-election victory for a second term
  • He said the victory was well deserved and it confers on him more responsibilities, as the people have entrusted him with hope and expectation journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5-year-experience covering metro and government policy

Yenagoa, Bayelsa state - Former president Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated Governor Duoye Diri on his re-election victory as governor of Bayelsa state.

Jonathan said the victory at the Saturday, November 11 off-cycle election was well-deserved and it demonstrates the people’s faith in Diri’s leadership.

Jonathan reacts as INEC declares Gov Diri winner of Bayelsa governorship election
Bayelsa governorship election: Jonathan congratulates Gov Diri Photo Credit: Goodluck Jonathan
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He made this known in a statement shared on his X page (formerly known as Twitter) @GEJonathan

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He added that it is a reward for years of commitment to peace, prosperity, and progress of Bayelsa.

“Your success confers on you more responsibilities, as the people have, through the ballot, entrusted you with hope and expectation for a better and prosperous future.
“I urge you to reciprocate this confidence reposed on you by the people through this mandate and work for the general good and progress of all Bayelsans, irrespective of political affiliation, senatorial district, clan or community.”

INEC declares Douye Diri as Winner of Bayelsa Guber Election

Earlier, reported that Governor Diri was declared the winner of the Bayelsa state governorship election held on Saturday, November 11, by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The governor and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the election was declared the winner of the poll by the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of INEC, Obo Effanga.

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He got 175,196 votes as monitored by on Channels Television.

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Jonathan unveiled his preferred candidate for the November 11 governorship election in Bayelsa state.

He backed Diri for a second tenure because of the stability of the state,

Full List of All LGAs Won By PDP, APC

The governorship election result collation exercise was suspended on Sunday, November 12 and resumed by noon on Monday, November 13.

INEC has released the results of the eight local governments in the oil-rich South-South state. Here is the breakdown of the LGA results and the performance of the major political parties in the state.

Shehu Sani predicts winner of Bayelsa guber poll

Former Kaduna Central Senator, Shehu Sani, predicted the winner of the Bayelsa governorship election.

Sani said Governor Diri will emerge the winner at the end of the collation.

He wrote: “From the available results, Governor Diri is the Champion.”


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Adekunle Dada (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Adekunle Dada is a journalist with over 5 years of working experience in the media. He has worked with PM News, The Sun and Within Nigeria before joining as a Politics/Current Affairs Editor. He holds a B.Sc. in Mass Communication from Lagos State University (LASU). He can be reached via

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