Douye Diri sworn in as Bayelsa governor

The senator representing Bayelsa Central Senatorial District, Douye Diri, on Friday formally took over the reins of power as the governor of Bayelsa State.

Mr Diri took over from Seriake Dickson who finished his tenure after eight years in office.

Mr Diri and his deputy, Lawrence Ewhrujakporboth, took the oath of office in Yenagoa, the state capital, in the presence of hundreds of supporters.

Mr Diri was on Thursday declared winner of the November 16 governorship election following the annulment of the victory of the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), David Lyon, by the Supreme Court.

A five-member panel of the apex court led by Justice Mary Odili sacked Mr Lyon on the grounds that his deputy, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, presented false information to the…

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