The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP), within the 2019 governorship election in Bayelsa State, Senator Duoye Diri, has been sworn in as governor.
His swearing-in comes a day after the Supreme Courtroom sacked the previous governor-elect of Bayelsa State, David Lyon, and his Deputy, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo.
A five-man panel of the apex courtroom led by Justice Mary Peter-Odili ordered the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC), to withdraw the Certificates of Return that had been issued to the candidate of the All Progressives Congress because the winner of the November 16, 2019 governorship election.
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The courtroom then ordered INEC to problem a contemporary Certificates-of-Return to the candidate of the get together with the subsequent highest votes and with the required constitutional unfold of votes within the outcomes of the election, which was the PDP.
Hours earlier than the swearing-in on Friday, INEC formally declared Diri because the winner of the election within the state.
He was sworn-in alongside together with his Deputy, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo.
Whereas delivering his acceptance speech, the brand new governor requested Bayelsan’s to embrace one another in love and keep away from hatred which he believes would solely inhibit the expansion and improvement of the state.