The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in 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 Court sacked the former governor-elect of Bayelsa State, David Lyon, and his Deputy, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo.
Hours before the swearing-in, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officially declared him as the winner of the governorship election in the state.
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While delivering his acceptance speech, Douye asked Bayelsan’s to embrace each other in love and avoid hatred which he believes would only inhibit the growth and development of the state.