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PDP sweeps Bayelsa council poll


…wins eight LG chairmanship, 105 councillorship seats

Ruling Peoples Democratic Party in Bayelsa State has won the local government election conducted by the State Independent Electoral Commission on Saturday.

According to the results announced by the commission in Yenagoa, the party won the chairmanship seats in all the eight local government areas and all the councillorship positions in the 105 wards in the state.

However, the major opposition party in the state, the All Progressives Congress, boycotted the poll, refusing to field candidates.

In Yenagoa LGA, the BYSIEC’s returning officer, Wisdom Soreh, declared Buloudisiye Ndiwari as the winner having polled 56, 103 votes.

Sagbama LGA returning Officer, Prof Abiodun Adelegan, declared Alice Tangi, who polled a total of 51,543 votes as the winner.

In Ogbia LGA, the returning officer, Tams Deiduomo, declared Golden Jeremiah, who garnered 42,462 votes, as the winner.

The returning officer for Southern Ijaw LGA, Ebi Stanley-Udisi, announced Target Segibo as the winner, garnering 36,326 votes.

In Nembe LGA, the immediate-past Commissioner for Agriculture, David Alagoa, polled 11,829 votes to win the election as declared by the returning officer, Prof Festus Akpotohwo.

In Kolokuma/Opokuma LGA, the returning officer, Prof Apuega Arikawei, declared Lelei Tariye as the winner with 27,823 votes.

Also, the returning officer for Ekeremor LGA, Prof Joseph Omoro, declared Onniye Isaac as the winner with 35,177 votes, while in Brass LGA, Febo Lucky of the PDP was declared the winner by the returning officer, Prof Joseph Omoro.

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