Majority leader of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Hon. Peter Akpe Saturday emerged the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP flag bearer for Sagbama constituency I in next year’s State House of Assembly elections.
Declaring the results at Ebedebiri and Angiama ward 5 in Sagbama, chairman of the PDP electoral panel for Bayelsa, Hon.
Hamisu Abubakar said Mr. Romeo Ebizimor, the only other candidate, who vied for the ticket polled just a single vote, while one vote was declared invalid.
The panel chairman, who described the process as transparent, free and fair, noted that, Hon.
Akpe polled majority of the votes cast, having polled a total of 23 votes and therefore emerged winner.
Speaking shortly after the exercise, Bayelsa State Governor, Hon.
Seriake Dickson, who also participated as a super delegate, congratulated Hon.
Akpe for his victory, while also commending his opponent, Mr.
Ebizimor for his show of sportsmanship and called on others to emulate his mature disposition.
According to him, the transparent manner the primaries were conducted and the emergence of Hon.
Akpe as the representative of Sagbama constituency, one for another term in the State legislature, was an eloquent testimony that no candidate was imposed on the people.
Commending delegates and party faithful for their peaceful disposition, Governor Dickson stated that, preliminary reports available to him indicates that, the primaries across the state were free, fair and credible and urged party stalwarts to work in harmony to achieve success for the party at all levels.
Responding, the two contestants, Hon.
Akpe and Mr.
Ebizimor expressed appreciation to the people for their support and promised to work together for the progress of the party and the constituency.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Bayelsa State
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