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PDP screening committee clears Gov Diri for Bayelsa Governorship election

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has cleared Governor Duoye Diri of Bayelsa State to contest the party’s primary election for the 11 November state governorship polls.

The Chairman, PDP Bayelsa State Gubernatorial Screening Committee, and Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shuaibu disclosed this on Tuesday while addressing journalists after the screening exercise at the party’s national headquarters in Abuja.

Diri, who is seeking a second term, was the only aspirant from the party that picked the nomination and expression of interest forms for the forthcoming governorship poll.

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

He said: “We have checked the documents of Governor 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 have 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.

“Having met all the conditions and in line with the process, you have been cleared by the committee. We wish you well in the forthcoming election in Bayelsa State.

“We know you have performed well as governor and by the grace of God, you will continue with the good work you have started after the election to make Bayelsa the state that Bayelsans dream to have.”

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