The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC,governor Duoye Diri, the candidate of the People’s Democrtatic Part, PDP, the winner of the November, 11th 2023 governorship election in Bayelsa State.

INEC REC in the state, Obo Effanga, on Monday, 13th November 2023, declared Diri after he won six of the eight local governments in the state.

Duoye Diri ,Bayelsa State Governor

Diri polle 175,196 votes above his closest rival Timipriye Silvia of the All Progressive Congress, APC, who scored 110,108.

The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC conducted the initial off-cycle elections since the 2023 general elections, with residents of Bayelsa, Imo, and Kogi States choosing their governors for the next four-year term.

16 candidates and political parties contested in governorship election for Bayelsa State on Saturday 11 November 2023.