Diri, Udengs and Sylva that will contest for the governorship election for their parties, that will take place for Bayelsa south south Nigeria.

Candidates emerge against up coming governorship election that will hold in Bayelsa State, southan Nigeria, on 11 November, 2023.

Already political parties likes the All Progressive Congress (APC), People Democracy Party (PDP) and Labour Party (LP) had already finished there primaries election, which they have produce candidate that will contest for the elections.

Bayelsa for south south Nigeria is the smallest state in Nigeria that had only eight local government area and state is dominated by Ijaw people.

Despite Bayelsa State is crown with oil reserves, they face a lot of insecurity challenges and environment abasement.

The 2023 governorship election for the south south Nigeria will be tough most important emergence Labour Party for the contest.

The three main candidates for the election was predominant Ex-Minister Timipre Sylva, with incumbent governor Duoye Diri, and popular youth leader Udengs Eradiri.

Ex Minister Udengs Marlin Sylva

The former Minister of the state for petroleum Timipre Marlin Sylva received guber ticket for All Progressive Congress (APC), after he bench six other aspirant, and won the election in 2019.

Timipre Marlin Sylva was the former Governor of Bayelsa State and he serves from 27 May, 2008 to 27 January, 2012.

In 2006, Timipre Marlin Sylva, stand out second for PDP guber national primaries for Bayelsa State, behind Dr Goodluck Jonathan.

After Dr Goodluck Jonathan has become his running mate to Umaru Yar’Adua for the presidential primaries election, and the gubernatorial candidacy for People Democracy Party PDP cōnon was vacant, and Timipre Marlin Sylva occupy the position of PDP gubernatorial and he won the Bayelsa State governorship election.

Timipre Marlin Sylva competitor for the 2007, Ebitimi Amgbare Action Congress, challenge victory and even though the Bayelsa State Election Petition Tribunal been download Timipre Marlin Sylva election, Ebitimi Amgbare go for appeal to Appeal Court in Port Harcourt while diminish the Tribunal knockout and prevent Timipre Marlin Sylva election on 15 April, 2008.

Governor Douye Diri

The current governor of Bayelsa State, senator Duoye Diri stand as the only aspirant that had ticket for People Democracy Party (PDP) to come for second tenure election.

The former senator of Bayelsa State central senatorial district, Duoye Diri from Kolokuma/Opukuma for local government area and express himself as the ” Miracle governor” because 13 February, 2020, the Supreme Court of Nigeria annul the result of the 2019 Bayelsa State gubernatorial election.

Five members panel of the Supreme Court led by Justice Mary Odili fired David Lyon on the grounds say his deputy, Biokarakumu Degi-Eremienyo, and present false information to the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC).

The Supreme Court give order to the INEC to issue a certificate of no return to Duoye Diri, that make him governor-elect.

On 14th February 2020, they swap him in as the governor of Bayelsa State.

The youth leader Udengs Eradiri

The former IYC president Udengs Eradiri win the LP ticket

Tje former National president of Ijaw Youth Congress, Udengs Eradiri mere Labour Party ticket.

He wanted to contest for Kolokuma/ Opukuma / Yenagoa Federal Constituency seat for House of Representatives under the canopy of PDP in 2019.

Udengs is also the former commissioner of Bayelsa State and former special adviser on Youths temporary managing director of NDDC.


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