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Dickson, Sylva in tight race as election results are being collated

06 December 2015, 09:36

Yenagoa - Governor Seriake Dickson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Timipre Sylva of the All Progressives Congress (APC) appear to be running neck and neck in Saturday’s governorship election in Bayelsa State, reports NewsDay.

Results collated so far by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) indicate that the election is too close to call.

Collation of the results went far into the night on Saturday but a clearer picture is expected to emerge on Sunday.

Early results showed that the PDP performed badly in some of the areas it considered its strongholds, including the neighbourhood of Government House, Yenagoa.

Results from Ekeremor, Brass, Kolokuma/Opokuma, Nembe and Yenagoa Local Government Areas showed that Sylva had pulled ahead of Dickson, although the Governor was on top in Sagbama Local Government area.

Also read: 4 killed in Bayelsa election

Voting would hold in Southern Ijaw Local Government area of the state on Sunday.

INEC cancelled election in the area following disturbances in the area on Saturday.

INEC is expected to announce the winner of the election on Monday.

Some of the results released so far:

Yenogoa LGA

Ward 5, unit 20: APC 63, PDP 100

Ward 2 unit 1: APC 19, PDP 14

Ward 2 unit 2: APC 27, PDP 23

Ward 4 unit 8: APC 250, PDP 144

Ward 7 unit 12: APC 81, PDP 41

Ward 4 unit 10: APC 250, PDP 154

Ward 5 unit 2: APC 135, PDP 136


Ward 3 unit 3 APC 50 PDP 34

Ward 10 unit 10 APC 102 PDP 58

Ward 10 unit 8 APC 85 PDP 65

Ward 10 unit 6 APC 58 PDP 41

Ward 3 unit 2 APC 13 PDP 12


Ward 2 unit 6 APC 118 PDP 8

Ward 1 unit 3 APC 160 PDP 15

Ward 2 unit 15 APC 220 PDP 15

Ward 1 unit 15 APC 375 PDP 18

Ward 1 unit 10 APC 138 PDP 20

Ward I unit 12 APC 123 PDP 8

Ward 4 Unit 3 APC 285 PDP 2

Read more at NewsDay.

- News 24


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