Yenagoa – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is set to announce the winner of the governorship election in Bayelsa state on Sunday.
This comes after the announcement was abruptly adjourned shortly after 02:00 on Sunday. The announcement is set to resume at 11:00.
According to official results collated so far, Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State is maintaining a comfortable lead.
He is closely being pursued by the All Progressives Congress (APC) standard bearer and immediate past governor of the state, Timipre Sylva.
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Official collated results from four out of the seven local government areas where elections were held on Saturday, show that the Dickson has widen his existing lead of 33 000 votes over Sylva.
According to the results so far, Dickson has a strong showing in Yenagoa, Sagbama and Ogbia Local Government Areas.
In Ogbia, Dickson got 1 290 votes to Sylav’s 139.
In Sagbama, Dickson scored 180 while Sylva got 119 votes.
Dickson also won in Yenagoa, the state capital with 839 votes while Sylva got 448 votes.
Sylva was only able to win in Brass Local Government.
He scored 1679 votes to Dickson’s 5.
The remaining councils are Nembe Ekeremor and Southern Ijaw.