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Bayelsa Governorship Rescheduled Polls: Live Update

Following the declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC that december governorship election in Bayelsa state was inconclusive, a rescheduled re-run in the controversial southern ijaw local government and other cancelled polling units across the state was fixed for today Saturday, January 09, 2016.

The election is underway in Bayelsa state and African Examiner will serve live you updates of events as they unfold. Enjoy.


Southern Ijaw (APC 10, 216 PDP, 23,081)


Results announced at collation center

Ekeremor   (APC 257, PDP 2,695)

Nembe LG (APC 1,400, PDP 1,1160

Collation of result resumes on Sunday, January 10, 2016


some results announced by INEC officials at the polling booths

Unit 5, Ward 10, Yenagoa

APC 52, PDP 90

Ward 10 unit 3 Amassoma

PDP 129 , APC 23

Ward 10 unit 5
PDP 93, APC 16

Ward 10 Unit 4

PDP 97, APC 21

Nembe ward 2 unit 13

PDP 412, APC 6

Oyeke Open Space, Unit 9, Ward 10,Yenegoa LGA

APC 78, PDP 61, APGA 3


Voting concluded in some polling units; Collation of results on going


Otuokpoti Ward 2 Unit 15 in Ogbia, African Examiner correspondent reports that electoral process is going on smoothly with security agencies on ground to secure the area.


TMG releases early data it collected from the ongoing Bayelsa election


Voting has commenced in some polling units. In Ogbian Square polling unit in Yenagoa LGA. Voters are on queue orderly to vote.


“Presidency directs INEC to declare Sylva winner of Bayelsa Polls”

Reports just coming in revealed that senior officials of the Independent National Electoral (INEC) have been compromised by the Presidency.

They were said to have received a call from the Presidential Villa, Abuja directing them to return the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timipre Sylva as winner in the Bayelsa governorship election.

A source said, “President Buhari must be told that this evil cannot stand. Democracy is currently on trial in  Bayelsa State. The future is bleak for Nigeria’s democracy. It is real irony that President Buhari that was afforded a level playing at the national elections cannot guarantee free, fair and impartial environment for all parties.

“The Federal Government’s neutrality in Bayelsa election is highly questionable. The APC candidate, Timipre Sylva, is the natural and preferred choice of the Villa and INEC has been told to do the needful.”

A senior INEC official (name withheld) who said he cannot be party to the injustice, has advised Bayelsans to go on their knees and cry to God to intervene.

“As it is, only God can fight for the people of  Bayelsa State. The reality remains that injustice is only temporary as truth and the ballot will always win above bullets and intimidation from the Villa”, he stated.


Accreditation of voters underway (more soon)






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