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December 11, 2019
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Breaking: APC takes over oil rich Bayelsa, defeats PDP with over 200,000 votes

– David Lyon of the APC has won the Bayelsa governorship election

– Lyon defeated his closest rival, Duoye Diri, of the PDP

– INEC expressed disappointment at the level of violence recorded in Kogi and Bayelsa elections

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), David Lyon as won the Bayelsa state governorship election.

The APC candidate defeated his closest river, Duoye Diri, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Bayelsa state consists of eight local government areas including Brass, Ekeremo, Kolokuma/Opokuma, Nembe, Ogbia, Sagbama, Southern Ijaw and Yenagoa.

Below are the results of the election in each local government.

Sagbama LGA

APC โ€“ 7, 831

PDP- 60, 339

Brass LGA

APC โ€“ 23, 831

PDP- 10, 410

Nembe LGA

APC โ€“ 83, 041

PDP- 874

Ekeremor LGA

APC โ€“ 21, 489

PDP- 18, 344

Kolokuma/Opokuma LGA

APC โ€“ 8, 934

PDP- 15, 360

Ogbia LGA

APC โ€“ 58, 016

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PDP- 13, 763

Southern-Ijaw LGA

APC โ€“ 124, 803

PDP- 4, 898

Yenagoa LGA

APC โ€“ 24, 607

PDP- 19, 184

In summary, APC polled 352,552 while PDP secured 143,170 votes, leaving a margin of 209,382.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported earlier that PDP candidate, Diri held a press conference where he claimed that a commanding officer of the army used his men to chase PDP agents and its stakeholders from Ogbia local government so that the results could be manipulated.

Diri, therefore, called for the cancellation of results in those areas. He also called for the cancellation of results in areas where election materials were hijacked.

Legit.ng also reported that INEC expressed deep disappointment at the level of violence recorded in Saturday, November 16 governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states.

In a press statement released on Saturday night to confirm the close of voting across the two states, INEC noted that it took necessary steps to forestall the violence but politicians and others were bent on disrupting the polls.

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“Despite all the efforts of the Commission and the promises of the political parties to promote peaceful elections, including several engagements with stakeholders and signing of peace accords, there are reports indicating the process was in several places affected by thuggery and violence, which the Commission unequivocally condemns,” INEC said in the statement late on Saturday.

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