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INEC postpones final collation of Bayelsa poll results

07 December 2015, 16:11

Yenagoa - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the collation of results in the Bayelsa State governorship election, reports NewsDay

The suspension of the collation was announced by INEC's Returning Officer for the election, Prof. Zana Akpagu

The suspension, Akpagu said, followed the non-arrival of the result for Southern Ijaw Local Government Area.

He said since he was not sure of when the result for the LGA would arrive, it was better to suspend the announcement and allow the stakeholders to take a stroll and do other things.

Also read: Dickson in the lead as INEC set to declare winner

Southern Ijaw Local Government Area is made up of riverine communities that are difficult to access because of the terrain.

Election in the area was suspended on Saturday following violence.

It was only conducted on Sunday.

Before the suspension of the collation of results, the incumbent and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Seriake Dickson was leading.

While Dickson has taken six out of the seven local government areas announced so far, Timipre Sylva of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has won only one.

Bayelsa State has eight local government areas.

Read more at NewsDay

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