The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has finally declared a winner for the highly contentious gubernatorial election in Bayelsa following a supplementary election held on Saturday.
After declaring the results of six other LGAs where supplementary elections held on Saturday, January 9th, and after INEC took a short break waiting for a final collation of election results for Southern Ijaw LGA, the electoral body has concluded the exercise.
However, after resuming to the collation center, a final declaration of results were made which put Governor Seriake Dickson of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as the official winner of the election.
Todays collation included election results from Nembe, Ekeremor, Brass, Southern Ijaw, Ogbia, Yenagoa and Sagbama local government areas of the Niger Delta state.
Below is the final result announced by INEC returning officer in Yenagoa today
Total Registered Voters: 654,493
Accredited Voters: 242,114
APC: 86, 852
PDP: 134, 998
Total Valid Votes: 225, 520
Total rejected votes -6647
Celebration Of Victory In Government House Yenagoa Bayelsa State