By David Olalekan.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Douye Diri, as the winner of the November 16 governorship election in Bayelsa State.
The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu and some National Commissioners had earlier held a closed door meeting at the Commission’s Headquarters in Abuja to review the
order of the Supreme Court, which sacked the Bayelsa governor-elect, David Lyon of the All Progressives Congress (APC) 24 hours to his inauguration.
The Commission presented the Certificate of Return to Senator Diri, in compliance with the directive by the apex court, which ordered INEC to withdraw the CoR issued to Lyon and issue a fresh one to the candidate of the party with the next highest votes.