Race To Occupy Creek Haven: Diri Shoots Into Early Lead
By PHC Telegraph
As results of last Saturday’s off cycle elections trickle in from different parts of the Bayelsa heartland, there are signals that Governor Douye Diri, the gubernatorial candidate of the PDP, may be on his way back to Creek Haven.
Already, Diri has established an early lead by securing an overwhelming lead in the race from three local government areas where results have been collated and announced.
The Local Government Areas in qiestion are Ogbia, Yenagoa and Kolokuma/Opokuma.
According to statistics that are officially in the public space, the incumbent governor has polled a total of 74,677 votes while his closest rival, Chief Timipre Sylva of the APC has 36,202 votes so far collated.
Udengs Eradiri, candidate of the Labour Party is trailing in third place with precisely 323 votes.
More results from the riverine state are being awaited.
We have learnt that the Collation Centre in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital which has gone on break will reopen at 3pm this afternoon.
From the results so far announced, it is obvious that the battle for the heart of Bayelsa State is between Sylva and Diri.
Some insiders tell this publication that the three LGA results declared by INEC have been received from Diri’s major strongholds.
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