Bayelsa gov’ship: PDP clears Diri as sole aspirant

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship Screening Committee for Bayelsa State has screened and cleared Governor Douye Diri as candidate for the November 11, 2023, governorship election in the state.

The screening exercise took place at the PDP headquarters yesterday in Abuja.

The governor’s spokesman, Daniel Alabrah, in a statement, said Diri was the only aspirant of the party that picked the PDP nomination and expression of interest forms for the November poll.

Chairman of the screening committee and Edo State Deputy Governor, Comrade Philip Shaibu, said the panel screened Gov Diri in line with the guidelines of the party and as stipulated in the Electoral Law.

Shaibu said the Bayelsa governor met all the requirements of the party for the election.

He said, “We have checked the documents of Gov Douye Diri and have also interviewed him. Having satisfied our question and answer process, we discovered that he is not only worthy to contest the election but also has no encumbrances as far as his documents are concerned.

“Regardless of the fact that he is the incumbent governor and having been a senator of the federal republic, we still went through his documents page by page to ensure that there is nothing that is contrary to the Electoral Law.”


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