Meet Candidates of 2023 Bayelsa Governorship Elections
As Bayelsa State prepares for the off cycle governorship elections alongside Imo and Kogi States, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has certified these candidates in various political parties to be the Governors and Deputy Governors.
The incumbent Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri and his deputy, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpor are one of the most popular candidates seeking a second tenure in office. With a track record of infrastructural development, urban renewal, youth empowerment and relative peace in the state, the duo are hoping to get elected to continue the prosperity agenda of their first tenure.
Chief Timipre Sylva, former governor of Bayelsa State and former Minister of State for Petroleum alongside his deputy, Joshua Maciver are another popular duo and have constituted a strong opposition to the present Government. Chief Sylva having a track record of many visible developmental projects during his tenure from 2008 to 2012 and having empowered many youths causing small and medium scale businesses to thrive during his tenure is hopeful that he will be elected as the next governor of the state.
Others include candidates from various parties which have also made the list released by INEC.
Mr Idikio Warmate Jones and his deputy, Owo Desmond Inodu from A Party.
Mr Bufumoh Akpoebi Alex and his deputy Lady Okoya Ladebi Lilian from AA Party
Mr Kalango Stanley Davies and his deputy, Obesi Otasome Benjamin from ADC
Mr Oguara Nengimonyo and his deputy, Omonibo Angonimi from Action Democratic Party, ADP
Subiri Waibodei Joseph and his deputy, Lott Kime Thompson from APGA.
Mr Osharikeni Saturday and his deputy, Ugbenbo Woyindenyefa from APM.
Lady Ogege Kemelayefa Mercy and her deputy, Leigh Robertson Kirk from APP.
Mr Ben Victor Magbodo and his deputy, Ineinei Ebiowei Major from BD.
Mr Eradiri Udengmobofa and his deputy, Nathus Benjamin from Labor Party, LP
Mr Azebi Bestman Ayabeke and his deputy, Gamagana Ebiomowei from NNPP.
Mr Micah Akeems and his deputy, Ziprebo Pius Emomotimi from NRM
Mr Ozato Erepadei Erepadei from PRP.