Bayelsa state Governor, Douye Diri has described the conduct of the Yenagoa/Kolokuma Federal Constituency primaries as peaceful, transparent and devoid of rancour.
Governor Diri stated this at the Samson Siasia Sports Complex, Yenagoa, venue of the election.
Speaking to journalists shortly after the exercise in Yenagoa, the headquarters of the Yenagoa/Kolokuma Federal Constituency, the governor congratulated Mr. Oforji Oboku, member representing Yenagoa constituency 1 in the State House of Assembly for emerging winner having scored the highest votes of 74 out of the 79 votes cast.
A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Daniel Alabrah, quoted the governor as commending the leadership of the party for promoting democratic principles by ensuring internal democracy.
Governor Diri who lauded the delegates for conducting themselves peacefully, equally applauded efforts of members of the National Working Committee to entrench democratic ideals that is taking the party to greater heights.
In a remark, Chairman of the PDP House of Representatives Primaries Committee for Bayelsa state, Senator Chukwuka Utasi, expressed satisfaction with the manner the primaries were conducted.
In an acceptance speech, Mr Oforji Oboku expressed gratitude to the delegates for electing him and described the outcome of the primaries as no winner, no vanquished.
He said having been elected as the standard bearer of the PDP, he would collaborate with members to work for the interest of the party, adding that PDP would win all the twenty-four state Assembly seats as well as the House of Representatives and Senatorial seats.
Other contestants were, Diekivie Obhuo who scored five votes, Mr. Romanus Lott with zero vote, while Mr. Gentle Emelah was absent.