UPDATE: Douye Diri sworn in as 5th civilian Governor of Bayelsa

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the November 16 2019 governorship Election, Senator Douye Diri has been sworn in as the Governor of Bayelsa State.

He was sworn in by the state Chief Judge, Justice Kate, who administered the oaths of office and allegiance on Diri in the Government House, Yenagoa, the state capital.

The state deputy governor-elect, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, also sworn in, took his oaths of office and allegiance.

Nigerian Cable news online also gathered that former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has also sent congratulatry message to the new governor through his official Twitter handle.