Bayelsa State Governorship Election Results November 2019 Live update/Latest News, collation of Results ongoing now at 2019 Governorship in different polling units across the state. See more update at Bayelsa State Collation centers below.
In Bayelsa State Governorship Election November 2019, 45 candidates are in the governorship race, according to data from the Independent National Electoral Commission.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) recorded 1906 votes in the unit to defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC) which had only 5 votes.
The main top contenders in the race are Mr David Lyon of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Senator Douye Diri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Voters Await Results Of Bayelsa
Meanwhile Voting has been cancelled in Ologi (Ward 03) of Ogbia Local Government Area (LGA), a senior electoral official has said, following a violent incident that included “seizing” of an electoral official.
The official, Ukuachukwu Orji, who is the INEC supervisory resident electoral commissioner for Ogbia LGA, said members of the Ologi community forcibly prevented election in the riverine area.
A boat conveying journalists across flooded parts of Sampou community on Nun River in Kolokuma Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa capsized and threw the four occupants into the water.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the boat was carrying four journalists covering the governorship elections.
The journalists were returning from the polling station when the incident happened and left the victims submerged but the timely intervention of sympathisers rescued the journalists whose mobile phones, cameras and recorders were drenched.
A stretch of about 200 metres along the road, leading to polling unit 4, Ward 6, where the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Sen. Douye Diri voted was flooded, compelling the journalists to resort to local canoes to cross.
The flood had delayed the setup of polling stations across the flooded community to about 10.16 a.m, two hours behind schedule.
The flood submerged many parts of Amasoma, Yenagoa and parts of Sagbama, a development that displaced polling stations.
Diri who voted at about 10.35 a.m. observed that the elections were peaceful in his area but regretted that he got reports of electoral fraud, violence in Nembe, Opolo and Enewari and other parts of the state.
As from the time of this post Voters Await Results of Bayelsa State Governorship Election 2019
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