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.
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
Election not held in 6 Polling Units
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.
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.
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
The Rec says voting is still going on in some places, apparently referring to Southern Ijaw.
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.
The returning officer has been introduced, he is the Vice Chancellor, University of Calabar, Prof. Zanu Akpagu.
The national anthem has just been redered, signalling the beginning of event - the collation of results.
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.
Inside the State Collation Centre, Yenagoa City Council Hall, Yenagoa, where INEC will be announcing the results of the Bayelsa governorship election.