By Obafemi Olayinka
The Independent National Electoral Commission,INEC, has declared Senator Duoye Diri and his Deputy, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, winner of the November 16th Governorship election in Bayelsa State.
Irohin Odua gathered that INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, today made this declaration following the Supreme Court ruling yesterday, disqualifying the deputy governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, vitiating the joint ticket of the Party earlier declared winner in the election.
The Commission stressed that Diri and his deputy will be issued certificates of return followng the verdict of the Apex Court, however, taking over from the incumbent governor, Seriake Dickson, whose tenure ends today.
“In Fulfillment of the requirement of Section 75 of the Electoral Act 2010 (As Amended), the Certificate to the governor and deputy governor elect will be presented to them immediately as ordered by the Supreme court”, Yakubu stated.