Bayelsa, Elections, Niger Delta, Politics

PDP Sweeps LG Polls In Bayelsa


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Dennis Naku

The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) has won all the eight local government areas of Bayelsa State in last Saturday’s election organized by the Bayelsa State Independent Electoral Commission last Saturday.

This is as the main opposition party in the State, the All Progressives Congress (APC) boycotted the election over alleged irregularities. Returning Officer for the poll, Mr. Frank Ebikumor, who announced the results last Sunday morning in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital said that Mr. Dengiye Ubarugu of the PDP polled 42,539 votes to defeat ADC, who polled 1,031 votes in Kolokuma/Opokuma local government area.

In Southern-Ijaw LGA, the the Returning Officer, Dr. Nwiwu Johnson announced that Mr. Nigeria Kia of the PDP scored 107,150 to defeat AD, who scored 2,489 votes; while in Ekeremor, the Returning Officer, Dr. Victor Ayibatonye, announced that Chief Perekeme Petula emerged winner with 62,529 votes, as other parties had no vote.

Similarly, in Sagbama, the local government area of incumbent Governor, Barr. Henry Seriake Dickson, the Returning Officer, Dr. ThankGod Apere, announced that Mr. Alah Embeleakpo of the PDP had 96,468 votes as other parties had no vote.

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

Ogbia LGA, Mr. Ebiye Ogoli, the Returning Officer, announced that Mr. Turner Ebinyo of the PDP scored 17,661 votes to defeat ADC, who scored 1,017; while in Yenagoa, the Returning Officer, Dr. Good-head Abraham, declared that Mr. Uroupaye Nimizuoa of the PDP scored 98,831 votes to defeat Mr. Lawrence Kwokwo of ADC, who scored 636 votes.
Speaking, acting Chairman, Bayelsa State Independent Electoral Commission (BYSIEC), Dr. Remember Ogbe, said the process was peaceful in all the areas where elections were conducted.

Ogbe, officially declared the eight PDP candidates as new chairmen of the eight lLocal government councils in the predominantly riverine state; even as 44 political parties took part in the 2019 Bayelsa council poll, with the APC and some others boycotting the process.

Source; The Tide News Online