Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State yesterday won the supplementary governorship election in the state as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) released official results from Yenagoa,Brass,Sagbama and Ogbia local Government areas.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Seriake Dickson was re-elected as the Governor of Bayelsa State after winnin a total of 134,998 votes.
He has been declared winner by the INEC REC.
ABOVE PHOTO: Gov Dickson
Dickson of the PDP polled 134,998, while his major contender, Timipreye Sylva of the All Progressives Congress (APC), polled 86,852.
Below is the statistics from the polls:
Registered voters 654493
Accredited Votes 242114
Total valid votes 225520
Rejected votes 6647
Total votes cast 232167
Dickson won in Yenagoa ,Sagbama and Ogbia while Sylva was the clear winner in Brass.
In Yenagoa Local Government Area Dickson polled 839 votes to Sylva’s 448.
The consolidated results for Yenagoa showed that the governor got 25,097 as against Sylva’s 15,011.
Total Vote cast during the southern Ijaw rerun : 14,445.
PDP scored: 11,567 votes. (unofficial)
APC scored :2,721 Votes. (unofficial)
Recall that PDP’s incumbent Governor Dickson was winning APC’s Sylva with more than 30,000 votes before yesterday’s rerun.
INEC cancelled Southern Ijaw LGA election and rescheduled it to 9th January 2016.
Southern Ijaw LGA has about 120,000 registered votes and was highly contested
With Yesterday election, Dickson has extended his winning lead for his second tenure and the first person in the history of that state to enjoy a second term as governor .
APC’s Sylva had hoped to generate votes from the Southern Iyaw LGA during the rerun in order to upturn the over 30,000 votes against Dickson.
Bayelsa supplementary election result so far
Ogbia supplementary result collation officer, Dr Anakwe
No of Registered voters 4344
No of accredited voters 1551
Votes scored APC 139, PDP 1290
Total valid votes 1449
Rejected votes 47
Total vote cast 1496
Sagbama supplementary result
No of Registered voters 2005
No of accredited voters 326
Votes scored APC 111, PDP 180
Total valid votes 303
Rejected votes 21
Total votes cast 324
Brass supplementary result
No of Registered voters 2255
No of accredited voters 1703
Votes scored APC 1679, PDP 05
Total valid votes 1696
Rejected votes 7
Total votes cast 1703
Yenagoaa: Collation officer, Dr. Perekeme Bertola, lecturer Niger Delta University
7 registered areas with 18 polling units
No of registered voters 9560
Accredited Voters 1480
No of votes scored APC 448
Total valid votes 1309
Rejected votes 54
Total vote cast 1363
More details soon…
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