government election in Bayelsa State. The election was conducted by the
Bayelsa State Independent Electoral Commission (BYSIEC) on Saturday.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Bayelsa has eight LGAs.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) did not partake in the election
because of some alleged irregularities.
The Returning Officer, Frank Ebikumor, on Sunday in Yenagoa announced
that Dengiye Ubarugu of the PDP polled 42,539 votes to defeat the
candidate of ADC who polled 1,031 votes in Kolokuma/Opokuma LGA.
In Southern-Ijaw, the Returning Officer, Nwiwu Johnson, announced that
Nigeria Kia of the PDP scored 107,150 to defeat the candidate of the AD
who scored 2,489 votes.
In Ekeremor LGA, the Returning Officer, Victor Ayibatonye, announced
that Perekeme Petula emerged winner with 62,529 votes, as other parties
had no vote.
Also, in Sagbama LGA, where Governor Seriake Dickson hails from, the
Returning Officer, ThankGod Apere, announced that Alah Embeleakpo had
96,468 votes as other parties had no vote.
In Brass LGA, the Returning Officer, Timothy Ogiaba, announced that
Victor Isaiah of the PDP scored 28,667 votes while LP scored 2,948
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Ogbia LGA, Ebiye Ogoli, the Returning Officer, announced that Turner
Ebinyo of the PDP scored 17,661 votes to defeat the ADC candidate who
And in Yenagoa, the Returning Officer, Good-head Abraham, declared that
Uroupaye Nimizuoa of the PDP scored 98,831 votes to defeat Lawrence
Kwokwo of ADC who scored 636 votes.
In his remarks, Remember Ogbe, the BYSIEC Chairman, said the process was
peaceful in all the areas where elections were conducted.