Bayelsa State Governorship Election Result Update

Bayelsa Governorship election
The 2015 Bayelsa governorship elections is coming to an end and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, is ready to start announcing the results from various local governments.

22.06
Returning Officer announced that results from the remaining LGAs are still being collated and therefore the collation resumes tomorrow by 10:00 a.m.
20.57
APC and PDP agents struggle for the microphone. Their's exchange of words over who caused violence in Ekeremor LGA during voting. The REC called both agents to order and asked the to drop the microphone.
20.50

EKEREMOR LGA

12 Wards
Total no of registered voters 82, 783
Total no of accredited voters 24, 667
Total valid Votes 22, 664
Rejected Votes 634
Total Votes cast 23, 298
ACPN 7
ADC 5
APA 35
APC 7, 918
APGA 8
CPP 3
DPC 5
DPP 9
ID 0
KOWA 0
LP 4
MPPP 1
MMPP 4
PDC 3
PDM 44
PDP 14, 602
PPA 15
20.47
The PDP agent says election did not hold in Ward 3 and Ward 4, and Unit 12 in Ward 5 all in Brass. PDP is therefore calling for cancellation of results in those areas.
20.13

BRASS LGA

10 Wards
Total no of registered voters 55, 923
Total no of accredited voters 30, 397
Total valid Votes 28,616
Rejected Votes 592
Total Votes cast 29,208
ACPN 3
ADC 7
APA 46
APC 21, 755
APGA 23
CPP 9
DPC 5
DPP 11
ID 1
KOWA 0
LP 7
MPPP 0
MMPP 0
PDC 5
PDM 222
PDP 6,516
PPA 5
PPN 1
SDP 0
UPP 0
19.45

SAGBAMA LGA

14 wards
Total no of registered voters 84, 550
Total no of accredited voters 36, 892
Total valid Votes 34, 921
Rejected Votes 726
Total Votes cast 35,647
ACPN 10
ADC 16
APA 34
APC 5,382
APGA 12
CPP 1
DPC 11
DPP 23
ID 0
KOWA 1
LP 23
MPPP 2
MMPP 9
PDC 13
PDM 406
PDP 28,934
PPA 33
PPN 0
SDP 11
UPP 0
Election not held in 6 Polling Units.
APC state agent protested the election results of Sagbama. He said the election was marred by 'another party' carried out widespread violence and rigging.
"The result just read does not reflect the will of the people of Sagbama. Card readers were not used and the electoral officers resorted to manual accreditation. We are strongly calling for the cancellation of the election in Sagbama," he said.
19.42
APC agent stood up in the collation to question the credibility of the election results from Yenagoa. He said the election materials in the whole of Okpolo Ward 5 was hijacked by PDP with support of the JTF and taken to the Government House .
"I am surprised that the result from that ward wasn't cancelled," he said.
19.23

Yenagoa LGA

15 Wards
Total registered voters 135, 025
Accredited voters 44,751
Total valid Votes 40, 041
Rejected Votes 1,710
Total Votes Cast 41, 751
16 Units Polling Units Cancelled as result of snatching of electoral materials, violence and intimidation of electoral personnel. 5,390 votes cancelled in Yenagoa, said returning officers.
APC: 14,563
PDP: 24,258
19.13

Kolokuma/Opokuma LGA

No of Registered Voters 39,748
No of Accredited Votes 15,755
Total Valid Vote 14, 926
Rejected Votes 601
Total Votes Cast 15,527
APC: 6,896
PDP: 7,619
19.09
The Rec says voting is still going on in some places, apparently referring to Southern Ijaw.
19.07
Everybody stood up for the Anthem. Prayer also said by a staff of INEC Headquarters. The Introduction of the collation officers has also been done. They include the Returning Officer for the election (Vice Chancellor, University Of Calabar; INEC National Commissioner, Mustapha Lecky; AIG Musa Daura; Bayelsa REC and others.
19.02
The returning officer has been introduced, he is the Vice Chancellor, University of Calabar, Prof. Zanu Akpagu.
18.59
The national anthem has just been redered, signalling the beginning of event - the collation of results.
18.56
INEC officials are seated at the collation centre in Yenagoa. They are about to commence the collation of results of the election from seven local government areas.
18.53
Inside the State Collation Centre, Yenagoa City Council Hall, Yenagoa, where INEC will be announcing the results of the Bayelsa governorship election.