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Gov. Dickson’s Preferred Candidate, Douye Diri, Wins PDP Primaries 

Dickson’s successor, Douye Diri, wins PDP primaries.     

Funsho Akinwale

Douye Diri, the preferred candidate of Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, on Tuesday, emerged the candidate of Peoples Democratic party for the governorship election scheduled to hold on November 16, 2019.

Diri, who hails from Bayelsa Central Senatorial District, scored 561 votes to defeat other candidates, including prominent politician and former Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission, Chief Ndutimi Alaibe, who scored 365 votes.

Keniebi Okoko, a businessman and philanthropist, was third runner up with 142 votes.

The winner emerged from the Restoration Caucus of the PDP, led by Governor Seriake Dickson, who presented him as the preferred aspirant of the caucus a day before the election.

With his victory, Douye will now face the candidate of the All Progressives Congress and other political parties during the election.