BREAKING: APC Ends 20 Years Of PDP Reign In Bayelsa

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Mr. David Lyon has won the November 16 governorship election in Bayelsa State.

The returning officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Vice Chancellor of the University of Benin, Professor Faraday Orunmuwese announced this in the early hours of Monday. 

Professor Faraday returned Mr. David Lyon as the winner of the keenly contested election after scoring the highest number of votes in the poll.

The APC candidate polled a total of 352,552 votes to defeat his closest rival and candidate of the PDP, Mr. Duoye Diri who scored 143,172 votes.

Governor Seriake Dickson had supported Mr. Duoye Diri to succeed him in his bid to ensure the PDP continues to rule in Bayelsa following the exit of the state’s former governor and present minister of state for petroleum resources, Timipre Sylva from office in 2012.

He was, however unable to achieve this as they suffered obvious defeat to his APC rival with a difference of over 180,000 votes.

The governor-elect won in six Local Government Areas while his PDP rival claimed the remaining two Local Government Areas.

Meanwhile, in Kogi State, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)  has suspended the collation of results of the governorship election. 

The returning officer of the Kogi State governorship election and Vice Chancellor of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Professor Ibrahim Umar announced this on Sunday in Lokoja the state capital.

Professor Umar told party agents and other political stakeholders present at by the INEC office where the collation of results took place that the exercise would continue by 9 a.m. on Monday.

The returning officer explained that the announcement was necessary due to the fact that results of the election in the remaining two LGAs are yet to be brought to the collation centre.

Results analysis is contained in the table below.

S/N LGA APC PDP
1 BRASS 23,831 10,410
2 EKEREMOR 21,489 18,344
3 KOLOKUMA/ OPOKUMA 8,934 15,360
4 NEMBE 83,041 874
5 OGBIA 58,016 13,763
6 SAGBAMA 7,831 60,339
7 SOUTHERN IJAW 124,803 4,898
8 YENAGOA 24,607 19,184
TOTAL 352,552 143,172
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