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Diri rejects Bayelsa governorship election result, says, ‘I’m the authentic winner’



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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Bayelsa State, Duoye Diri, has rejected the declaration of the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, David Lyon, as the winner of the poll.

Diri, who led governorship candidates of other political parties to address a press conference in Yenagoa on Monday, asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to declare him winner of the governorship election.

According to him, the results obtained from the PDP situation room showed that he was the original winner of the poll, and urged INEC to declare him the winner of the election immediately.

Diri said the results from the PDP situation room showed that the party scored a total of 98,502 votes to defeat APC with 55,903 before the entire results were allegedly changed in favour of APC.

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He said: “INEC should declare my humble self and the PDP as winner of the election. But before we talk about that, I want to express my gratitude to Bayelsans who turned out in their large numbers to exercise their franchise and ensure that the will of the people to elect who should lead them prevailed.

“I am not just saying that PDP is the winner of the just concluded election. You recall that during my press conference yesterday (Sunday), I informed you that we have a situation room that was monitoring the exercise across all the local governments and all the wards in the state. As we speak today, we have the result of that monitoring.”

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