The deputy governor-elect in Bayelsa State, Senator Biobarakuma Degi has said that the governorship candidate of the People Democratic Party, PDP , Senator Douye Diri lost the November 16 governorship election because his principal sponsor and incumbent governor of the state, Gov Seriake Dickson imported and engaged the services of Indian spiritualists ahead of the poll.
Degi spoke in Calabar where he said he prefers to be called ‘Ambo Boy’ having lived on Ambo Street in Calabar for many years after he left office as chairman of Nembe LGA in his state.
According to Daily Trust, “Degi alleged that a good number of the Indian marabouts, magicians and necromancers were kept at the Creek haven government house at government expense“.
According to report, the magicians were purportedly brought into Yenagoa, capital of Bayelsa State so that they can work to influence the electorates on the election day and fortify occupants of Governor’s offices.
Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Monday, November 18, declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief David Lyon winner of the 2019 gubernatorial elections in Bayelsa State.
Chief Lyon, won six of the eight Local Government Areas of the state.
The total votes recorded by the APC candidate, Chief David Lyon is 352,552 as against 143,172 recorded by the PDP candidate, Senator Douye Diri.