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Ex-Bayelsa Commissioner dumps PDP for APC

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has received former Commissioner for Youth Development in Bayelsa State, Mr Udengs Eradiri into the national ruling party, the  All Progressive Congress (APC) Eradiri, who is currently the Special Adviser on Youth to the Sole Administrator of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) returned to the party with his teeming ...

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God had destined me to be Governor before I was born- Gov Diri

Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa, on Sunday that his becoming the Governor of Bayelsa State is a miracle. He made this remark while offering thanksgiving to God for witnessing the first Sunday of 2021.at St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Sampou, his hometown,l. He added that he never knew that a Governor would emerge from the community He said: “Sometimes I ...

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Ex-governor Dickson wins Bayelsa Senatorial by-election

Ex-Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson has been declared the winner of the December 5, 2020, Bayelsa West Senatorial Bye-election. The INEC Returning Officer, Prof. Ekechukwe Okeke, Dean of Humanities at the Federal University of Otuoke announced that Dickson, a candidate of the People Democratic Party (PDP) polled 115,257, to beat his closet rival, Peremobowei Ebebi of the All Progressives ...

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Bayelsa Senatorial Elections: PDP followed due process in selecting candidates- Gov Diri

Governor. Douye Diri of Bayelsa has said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) followed due process in selecting its candidates for the Oct. 31 Central and West Senatorial Districts’ by-elections. Diri spoke after his predecessor, Chief Seriake Dickson and the immediate past Chairman of the party, Mr Moses Cleopas, emerged as candidates for Bayelsa West and Bayelsa Central Senatorial Districts’ by-elections ...

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Senatorial Poll: Bayelsa APC engulfed in crisis

Crisis has brewed in the fold of the All Progressives Congress (APC) of Bayelsa State. This is coimin barely two months to the two senatorial by-elections scheduled for October 31, 2020. Some aggrieved leaders of the APC from Bayelsa Central and Bayelsa West senatorial districts have forwarded a petition to the Chairman, Caretaker Committee of the party against the conduct ...

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Bayelsa Senatorial Election: “My disqualification very wrong, unfair,” aspirant tackles PDP

An aspirant of PDP for the Bayelsa Central Senatorial Bye election, Chief Gideon Ekeuwei, has tackled the party for disqualifying him and three others. Ekeuwei, also a former Secretary to the State Government (SSG) in Bayelsa, said in a statement on Tuesday, that the party should reverse his disqualification. He said that his disqualification would constrict the space for the ...

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PDP has made me sole candidate for Bayelsa West senatorial election- Dickson

Ex-Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson has made the intimation that  the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has presented him as the sole candidate for the Bayelsa West senatorial district election. The Senate seat is currently vacant following the election of Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo as the deputy governor of the state. Dickson in a tweet  thanked “all members of the PDP ...

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Just in: PDP’s base suffers setback as Tribunal nulllifies election that produced gov Diri of Bayelsa

The Bayelsa Governorship Election Tribunal has cancelled the gubernatorial poll that produced candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP), Senator Duoye Diri as Governor. The three-member panel agreed the election was unlawful due to the exclusion of Action Democratic Party (ADP) and its candidate, King George from the November 16, 2019 governorship election. The tribunal ordered the Independent National Electoral ...

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APC remains the strongest party in Bayelsa despite unfortunate court judgement- Sylva

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, and former Governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Timipre Sylva, has urged supporters of All Progressives Congress (APC), in the state not to be daunted by the unfortunate judgement that sacked its Governorship candidate. The Minister said the party must survive the hit, reinvent and reposition themselves for the great task of transforming Bayelsa ...

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Alleged Forged Document: Tribunal dismisses Bayelsa Deputy Governor’s application

The Bayelsa State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has dismissed an application filed by the Deputy Governor, Lawrence Ewrujakpor. The application was filed to stop the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from producing the alleged forged documents submitted to it by the deputy governor, 4th respondent. The tribunal resumed for pre-hearing in a suit filed by the petitioner, Vijah Eldred Opuama, ...

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