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2016 Final Election Result Awaited As Collation Continues

BAYELSA-SENATORIAL-ELECTION-133-900x520Governor Seriake Dickson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won the Bayelsa supplementary governorship poll following official results collated by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), today, January 10.

Dickson won seven out of the eight local governments in the South south state defeating Chief Timipre Sylva of the All Progvressives Congress (APC) after a keenly contested election

Results have so far been announced in all the local governments where supplementary elections were conducted.

Before commencing collation of the results, INEC had advised Nigerians to disregard results being posted on social media.

A statement from INEC reads: “Fake results are being released via the social media. Those figures are not from us.

“Authentic results will be announced once we get them from the field.”

This News is straight from the Collation Centre at the Yenagoa Council Hall to bring you live updates of the exercise.

Read the coverage below:

With the conclusion of the results read, Governor Seriake Dickson has been re-elected as the governor of Bayelsa state for another term of four years.


 

7: 12pm: PDP agent said the cancelled votes the APC agent raised are that of the PDP, accusing the APC of perpetuating violence in desperation to win Bayelsa by all means.


 

7: 06pm: APC agent says INEC Adhoc staff were deliberately cancelling results in some wards that did not favour his party. He alleged that most of the voting materials were diverted on Friday, January 9, on their way to polling units.


 

7:00pm: Southern Ijaw LGA

APC – 10, 216

PDP – 23, 081


02:10 pm: Representative of the APC is protesting  again stating that collation officers at Ekeremor canceled at least 6,000 votes


02:06 pm: Ekeremor LGA

No of voters – 9157

No of Accredited Voters – 3018

APC – 257

PDP – 2695

Total Valid Votes – 2968

Rejected Votes – 42

Total Votes Cast – 3010


01:55 pm Nemba LGA

No of voters: 4294

No of Accredited Voters – 2649

APC – 1400

PDP – 1160

Total Valid Votes – 2574

Rejected Votes – 31

Total Votes Cast – 2605


Day Two

01: 45 pm: The collation exercise of Bayelsa election re-run has continued. The results are expected from Southern Ijaw LGA and some other polling units in two other local government areas.


02:05am: Professor Akpagu says results being expected in 3 LGAs don’t look like getting to the collation centre anytime soon and so calls for a break. Results collation to continue on Sunday, January 10 by 11am.


02:00am: Ogbia LGA

No of voters – 4344

No of Accredited Voters – 1551

APC – 139

PDP – 1290

Total Valid Votes – 1449

Rejected Votes – 47

Total Votes Cast – 1496


01:50am: Sagbama LGA

No of Reg Voters

2005

No of Accredited voters

326

APC – 119

PDP – 180

Total Valid Votes – 303

Rejected Votes – 21

Total Votes Cast – 324

Supplementary election was held in one registration area and six polling units.


01:40am: A little drama is currently being experienced as the APC agent insists on airing in his opinion after comments from the PDP agent. Professor Akpagu, the returning officer gives him the go ahead but rules him out of order much later and walks him out.


01:32am: PDP agent protesting the results in Brass LGA, calls for cancellation of the poll in the LGA. “A particular APC chieftain hijacked all materials and took them to an unknown place.”


01:30am: Brass LGA

Total Voters

2255

Accredited Voters

1703

APC – 1679

PDP – 05

Total Valid Votes

1696

Rejected Votes

7

Total Votes cast

1703

Supplementary elections were held in three registration areas and six polling units


01:14am: Yenogoa LGA

No REG Voters

9560

No Accredited Voters

1480

APC – 448

PDP – 839

Total Valid Votes – 1309

Rejected Votes – 14

Total Votes Cast – 1368

Supplementary elections were held in seven registration areas and 18 polling units.


12:50am: Professor Zana Akpagu, the returning Officer is currently going through the results of the previous election.


12:45am: Professor Akpagu says results are being expected in 51 registration areas and 527 polling units from the supplementary election in Bayelsa state.


12:40am: On-going now is the welcome address by the Resident Electoral Commissioner for Bayelsa state, Prof. Zana Akpagu.


12:27am: The exercise has started with the national anthem, quickly followed with an opening prayer by one of the party agents. The introduction of officials on the high table now on-going.


12:08am: Results are expected in 17 wards in Southern Ijaw where the rerun election took place and 101 units in other parts of the state where the Dec. 5, 2015 election was cancelled due to widespread violence.


12:01am: The collation centre is located at the complex of State Electoral Commision at hospital road in Yenagoa. Security operatives are conducting routine checks, press men are still busy positioning themselves, cameras, OB Van in readiness for the collation exercise which will commence any moment from now.


11:32pm: The results of four out of the seven local government areas where the supplementary election took place are ready and collation will commence any time soon.


11:20pm: The hall is gradually filing up at the Collation Centre at the Yenagoa Council Hall and the seats on the platform have now been clearly marked with names of officials posted on them. Cameramen and reporters are taking their positions to record the highly anticipated results from the supplementary poll.


11:17pm:  Just as newsmen were about leaving the centre following no signs of results, Baritor Lenusikpugi Kpagih, the resident electoral officer for Bayelsa state, the Returning Officer, Prof. Zana Akpagu and some of the national commissioners have arrived and seated on the platform ready to commence the announcement of the poll result. Newsmen are left with no other option than to rush back to the centre.

PIC.3.FROM LEFT: RESIDENT ELECTORAL COMMISSIONER BAYELSA STATE, MR BARITOR KPAGIH;
RETURNING OFFICER,PROF. ZANA AKPAGU AND ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY, INEC BAYELSA STATE, DR
RICHARD NTUI, DURING THE COLLATION OF BAYELSA STATE GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION RESULTS AT
YENAGOA CITY COUNCIL HALL ON SUNDAY.
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11:00pm: The delay in the announcement of results is tied to the fact that collation officers are still being expected at INEC collation centre as at the time of preparing this report.


10:50pm: Normalcy has been restored at the Collation Centre at the Yenagoa Council Hall after the centre was looking like results were not going to be announced tonight. Two INEC officials are trying to set up display equipment.

 

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