Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 16 November 2019 Bayelsa state governorship election, Chief David Lyon, has named Senator Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo as his running mate.
Degi-Eremienyo is currently representing Bayelsa East in the Senate. He is Vice Chairman of both the Special Duties Committee and the Gas Resources Committee in the red chamber.
Degi-Eremienyo studied Agricultural Economics/Extension at the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1990. He holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the same university.
The deputy governorship candidate served as Bayelsa state Commissioner for Local Government Affairs under Governor Goodluck Jonathan. He was Executive Director at the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA). Degi-Eremienyo is married with children.