The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) started the official announcement of the Bayelsa state governorship election results in the evening of Sunday, December 6.
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21:00 Collation and announcement of the suspended till 10am Monday, December 7. Five out of eight LGAs have already presented the results:
Three LGAs are being put together.
20:49 A total number of 13,910 registered voters were affected by the cancellation.
20:30 Ekeremor LGA (12 wards) is next. The collation officer is Dr Johnson Dagama.
APC – 7,918
PDP – 14,602.
Registered voters – 82,783; accredited voters – 24,667.
Total valid votes – 22,664; rejected votes – 634; total votes cast – 23,298.
There were cancellation of votes in eight wards due to snatching of ballot boxes and other irregularities.
20:26 Yenagoa figures were corrected and are being read again. The returning officer from Brass LGAs is also reading a correction.
20:15 Four LGAs have announced their results so far:
PDP – 58% (67,327)
APC – 42% (48,596).
20:03 Brass LGA (10 wards):
APC – 21,755
PDP – 6,516.
Registered voters – 55,923. Accredited voters – 30,397.
Total valid votes – 28,616; rejected votes – 592; total votes cast – 29,208.
There were over voting in six polling units in Brass, with total number of 1,983 registered voters.
20:01 The chief returning officer tells Mr Dennis Otiotio that the issue of irregularities in Sagbama LGA will be documented.
19:45 The APC agent takes the microphone, talks about multiple irregularities, including episodes of manual accreditation, ends his speech uninterrupted.
19:36 Sagbama LGA:
APC – 5,382
PDP – 28,934.
Total valid votes – 34,921; rejected votes – 726; total votes cast – 35,647. Cancellations in six polling units (ward 7).
19:32 APC agent disagrees with Yenagoa results.
19:22 Update on Yenagoa:
Valid votes – 40,041, total votes cast – 41,751. Cancellations in 16 polling units due to violence.
19:15 Yenagoa LGA:
APC – 14,563
PDP – 24,258
19:10 Kolokuma/Opokuma LGA:
APC – 6,896
PDP – 7,619
18:55 Recognition of the INEC officials at the collation centre is underway.
18:53 INEC officials at the collation centre in Yenagoa are reading the national anthem. The returning officers are set to announce results of at least three local government areas.
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