Sunday, 6 December 2015

Live Updates – Bayelsa 2015 Governorship Election (RESULT)

Bayelsa 2015 Governorship Election – RESULT

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.
PREMIUM TIMES reporter, Cletus Ukpong, is in Yenegoa to serve live updates.

Live Blog
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
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.