Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, commenced his second term in office following a swearing-in ceremony held at 1:58 pm on Wednesday at the Samson Siasia Sports Complex in Yenagoa, the state capital. Both Governor Diri and his deputy, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, took their oath of office, administered by the State Chief Judge, Justice Matilda Ayemieye. Distinguished guests present at the event included Vice President Kashim Shettima, former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan, along with his wife, Patience Jonathan, as well as the Vice President of Liberia, Jeremiah Koung.

The ceremony was also attended by several governors, namely Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Caleb Mutfwang (Plateau), Mohammed Bago (Niger), Ademola Adeleke (Osun), Godwin Obaseki (Edo), AbdulRahman AbdulRazak (Kwara), Ahmadu Fintiri (Adamawa), Sheriff Oborevwori (Delta), Siminalayi Fubara (Rivers), Umo Eno (Akwa Ibom), Hyacinth Alia (Benue), and Uba Sani (Kaduna). Additionally, former Senate Presidents Bukola Saraki and Adolfus Wabara, who now serves as the Chairman of the PDP Board of Trustees, along with other national and state leaders of the party, graced the occasion.

Governor Diri secured his re-election with a total of 175,196 votes, surpassing his main rival, Timipre Sylva of the All Progressives Congress.