Amidst controversies, heavy protest and exchange of verbal missiles as a result of the verdict of the Supreme Court on Bayelsa 2019 Gubernatorial Election, the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Bayelsa state governor-elect, Senator Duoye Diri has been sworn in as Governor of Bayelsa state.

Senator Diri was sworn-in yesterday evening at a ceremony by the state Chief Judge, Justice Kate Abiri 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.

His swearing-in comes a day after the Supreme Court sacked the former governor-elect of Bayelsa State, David Lyon, and his Deputy, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo.

R-L Chief Judge of Bayelsa State, Senator Duoye Diri taking oath while his wife and children watch