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#BatelsaElections: Gov Dickson leads Sylva

10 January 2016, 05:00

Yenagoa - According to official results collated so far, Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State is maintaining a comfortable lead in the just-concluded supplementary election in the Southern Ijaw Local Government Area (LGA) and 101 units in the state.

He is closely being pursued by the All Progressives Congress (APC) standard bearer and immediate past governor of the state,  Timipre Sylva, 

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.

Also read: LIVE: INEC officially begins announcement of results #BayelsaElections

According to official results collated so far, Dickson had 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.

Official announcement of the results will continues on Sunady at 11 am.

The remaining councils are Nembe  Ekeremor and Southern Ijaw.

- News 24


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