PDP’s Duoye Diri sworn in as governor of Bayelsa

Titi Bamigboye, Abuja



The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), at the November  2019 governorship election held in Bayelsa State, Senator Duoye Diri, has been sworn in as governor.

Senator Diri was sworn in on Friday, a day after the Supreme Court sacked the former governor-elect of Bayelsa State, David Lyon, and his Deputy, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Read more: Supreme Court sacks Bayelsa govenor-elect, deputy

The Independent Electoral Commission INEC had earlier in the day presented  a fresh Certificate of Return to Diri in compliance with a Supreme Court’s ruling.

Read moreINEC presents Certificate of Return to PDP candidate Duoye Diri

The Governor and his deputy Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo were sworn in in Yenegoa, the state’s capital.

Senator Diri, in his acceptance speech, asked Bayelsans to embrace each other in love and avoid hatred which he believes would only inhibit the growth and development of the state.

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