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Sylva leads, Dickson storms INEC centre

06 December 2015, 13:21

Yenagoa - Early results released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) indicate that the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Saturday’s governorship election in Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva is leading, reports NewDay.

Results from the seven out of the eight local governments where elections took place on Saturday showed that Sylva is leading his closest rival, the incumbent Governor, Seriake Dickson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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

On hearing the results, an angry Gov Dickson was alleged to have stormed the collation centre of INEC in Onopa, Yenagoa LGA on Saturday night.

Dickon was reported to have stormed the place at about 11pm and threatened to deal seriously with agents of the APC, Werinipre Seibarugu, former Deputy Governor and Fortune Panebi, State Publicity Secretary of the APC.

The Sylva/Igiri Campaign Organisation (SICO), which disclosed this, said Dickson was at the collation centre to manipulate results being collated from different wards in Yenagoa.

SICO’s Director, Media and Publicity, Nathan Egba said the action of Dickson was clearly against the electoral law as he had no authority as a candidate to go to the Yenagoa Collation Centre especially as he was not from the LGA.

Read more at  NewDay.

- News 24


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