– 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.
APC – 7, 831
PDP- 60, 339
APC – 23, 831
PDP- 10, 410
APC – 83, 041
APC – 21, 489
PDP- 18, 344
APC – 8, 934
PDP- 15, 360
APC – 58, 016
PDP- 13, 763
APC – 124, 803
PDP- 4, 898
APC – 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.
“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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