Breaking News: INEC suspends collation of results in Bayelsa

Breaking News: INEC suspends collation of results in Bayelsa

Sunday, December 6, 2015 9:42 pm


Journalists at the collation centre in Yenagoa

Journalists at the collation centre in Yenagoa. Photo: Idowu Ogunleye

The Independent National Electoral Commission has suspended further collation of the governorship election results in Bayelsa State.

INEC had announced results for five out of the eight local councils in the state, before its officials announced they were discontinuing the process at 8.55 p.m.

The results for three local governments are now being awaited. They are for Nembe, Southern Ijaw and Ogbia local government.#Bayelsadecides

The Independent National Electoral Commission has so far released the full results of five out of the eight local councils of Bayelsa State.

Governor Seriake Dickson of the PDP leads his APC opponent in four out of the five councils declared so far. Dickson has won 81,929 votes, while Timipre Sylva has 55,515 votes.

YENAGOA LGA

APC-14,563
PDP-24,258
*16 Polling units cancelled
Registered voters 135,025
Accredited voters: 44,751; votes cast: 41,751,  valid votes: 40,041; rejected votes: 1,710
*Denis Otitio APC state Agents Alleged – Opolo Ward 5 Materials hijacked and returned
Unit 7 Ward 4 materials allegedly intercepted by JTF by Government House Gate

SAGBAMA LGA
Registered voters-84,550
Accredited voters 36,892

APC -5,383
PDP-28,934
PDM-406

BRASS LGA

Registered voters
55,923
Accredited Voters 30,397
Rejected vote 592
Total votes cast 29,208

APC-21,755
PDP-6,516
PDM-222

*Election relatively peaceful few skirmishes
Fred Agbedi PDP State Agent asked for the cancellation of Ward 3,4 and Unit 12 Ward 5 . Election in this area didn’t hold including Ward 1 in Twin. He  complained of violence,intimidation and physical attacks against PDP supporters

EKEREMOR LGA 12Wards
Registered voters 82,783
Accredited 24,667
APC -7,918
PDP-14,602
Total votes cast 23,298

Kolokuma/Opolokuma LGA:
APC:6,896;
PDP: 7,619
Registered voters: 39,748; accredited voters: 15,755; votes cast: 15,527; valid votes: 14,926; rejected votes: 601.
As at  8.55 pm, INEC discontinues collation of the results and announces it will  continue tomorrow Monday December 8 by 10 am
No Results from Nembe, Southern Ijaw,Ogbia local government areas are yet to be announced.
*Reported by Okafor Ofiebor and Jethro Ibileke/in Yenagoa

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