Saturday, 9 January 2016

LIVE: Voting Ends In Most Parts Of #Bayelsa, Collation Of Results Commences

Voting Ends, Collation Of Results Starts...

The conclusive part of the 2015 gubernatorial election in Bayelsa state has commenced in the southern part of Nigeria.

The incumbent governor, Seriake Dickson will be hoping that his party the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will win in the dreaded Southern Ijaw area of the state, where the elections were declared inconclusive last year due to reports of violence.

Seriake Dickson and Timipre Sylva battle for the coveted governorship seat in Bayelsa state.

His counterpart in the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timipre Sylva, will also against all odds, attempt to claim the district which can all but ensure he is the winner of the election that has been characterised by series of violent reports in recent weeks.

Elections will hold in 17 wards & 104 communities in Southern Ijaw where there are 425 polling units. The remaining 101 polling units are scattered across the state.

Meanwhile, there were report that officers of the Nigerian Navy on Friday December 8, arrested two suspected political thugs in the Peremabiri community of Southern Ijaw area.

The thugs were said to have been hired by one of the political parties to disrupt the gubernatorial election scheduled to hold today.

15: 12pm: Photo shows youths escorting Polling Officers to collation centres after voting ended in several Polling Units in Amassoma.

14.15pm: All roads exiting Amassoma community have been barricaded by thugs preventing people from leaving the area. According to Naij.com correspondents on ground, everything is getting messier. And a local government chairman is also seemingly involved because the unrest happened in front of his house.

14.06pm: Dozens of youths rampaging parts of Amassoma looking for thugs who snatched ballot boxes.

14.01pm: Two people have been reportedly killed while twelve have been seriously injured with bullet wounds.

13.53pm: Voting just started at PU06/07/07/001, Central Bomo Ward, Southern Ijaw.