Monday, 7 December 2015

Breaking News: INEC Nullifies Southern Ijaw Election

INEC Nullifies Southern Ijaw Election
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has nullified Saturday’s Bayelsa state governorship election in Southern Ijaw local government area, Premium Times Reports.

Although parts of the votes from the election have been counted, the cancelled votes in the Southern Ijaw local government area will make the elections inconclusive.

According to reports, INEC nullified the election due to violence during the election in the area, the abduction of electoral officials and ballot box snatching. The election will be conducted in due date at the affected local government area which is one of the state’s eight LGAs.

From the votes that have been counted, the Peoples Democratic Party’s Governor Seriake Dickson is clearly leading. He won majority of the seven local government areas announced on Sunday by INEC.

His main challenger, Timipre Sylva of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has so far scored the second highest number of votes.

Meanwhile, sequel to the announcement of results of the ongoing governorship election in five local government areas of Bayelsay state by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Senator Ben Murray-Bruce predicted that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is likely to win the poll with a large margin.