Senator Douye Diri

Executive Governor
Assumed Office:
14 February, 2020
4 June, 1959
Kolokuma/Opokuma LGA
Sampou Town
Chief Abraham Joseph Michael Diri and Mrs Rose Diri
Political Platform:
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)

Early Life

Senator Douye Diri started his basic education at Okoro Primary School Sampou and earned his First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC) in 1977 at Rev. Proctor Memorial Primary School Kaiama (then State School Kaima).
Obtained his West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASCE) at Government Secondary School Odi in 1981.
Obtained his Nigerian Certificate in Education (NCE) at the College of Education (now Ajero University) in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State in 1985.
Earned his Bachelors of Education degree in Political Science at the University of Port-Harcourt, Rivers State in 1990.


1974 – Okoro Primary School, Sampou.

1977 – Rev. Proctor Memorial School, Kaima.

1981 – Government Secondary School, Odi.

1985 – College of Education, Port-Harcourt.

1990 – University of Port-Harcourt, Choba.

Governance Skills

Administration 96%
National Politics 90%
Legislation 96%


Taught in several Government Schools in rural areas in the old Rivers State.
First National Organizing Secretary of the Ijaw National Congress (INC), the foremost organization of the Ijaw Nation.
Executive Secretary, Centre for Youth Development in Bayelsa State (2000-2002).
Commissioner for Youth and Sports (2005-2006).
Council Board member University of Maiduguri (2008-2012).
Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Disciplinary Council, Bayelsa State (2012).
Deputy Chief of Staff, Government House, Yenagoa – 2012
Principal Executive Secretary to the Governor, Government House Yenagoa (2013-2014).

Member, Federal House of Representatives representing Kolokuma/Opokuma, and Yenagoa Federal Constituency, 2015-2019.
Distinguished Senator, 2019-2020

Winner of the governorship primary election of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State on the 4th of September, 2019.

Governor of Bayelsa State. 14th February, 2020 – Date

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