LGAs Polls: PDP Clears All Eight Councils In Bayelsa


The Bayelsa State Independent Electoral Commission has announced Peoples Democratic Party as winner of all the eight Local Government Areas in the just concluded elections to the council.

According to News Agency of Nigeria, PDP scored eight over eight in the election which was boycotted by main opposition party, All Progressives Congress because of what it alleged were irregularities.

The Returning Officer, Frank Ebikumor, on Sunday in Yenagoa announced that Dengiye Ubarugu of the PDP polled 42,539 votes to defeat ADC, whose candidate polled 1,031 votes in Kolokuma/Opokuma LGA.

In Southern-Ijaw, the Returning Officer, Dr. Nwiwu Johnson, announced that Nigeria Kia of the PDP scored 107,150 to defeat the AD candidate, who scored 2,489 votes.

In Ekeremor LGA, the Returning Officer, Dr. Victor Ayibatonye, announced that Chief Perekeme Petula emerged winner with 62,529 votes, as other parties had no vote.

Also in Sagbama LGA, where Governor Seriake Dickson hails from, the Returning Officer, Dr. ThankGod Apere, announced that Alah Embeleakpo had 96,468 votes, as other parties had no vote.

In Brass LGA, the Returning Officer, Timothy Ogiaba, announced that Victor Isaiah of the PDP scored 28,667 votes, while the LP scored 2,948 votes.

In Ogbia LGA, Ebiye Ogoli, the Returning Officer, announced that Turner Ebinyo of the PDP scored 17,661 votes to defeat ADC, which scored 1,017.

In Yenagoa, the Returning Officer, Dr. Good-head Abraham, declared that Uroupaye Nimizuoa of the PDP scored 98,831 votes to defeat Lawrence Kwokwo of ADC, who scored 636 votes.

In his remarks, Dr. Remember Ogbe, the BYSIEC Chairman, said the process was peaceful in all the areas where elections were conducted.