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Bayelsa Polls: Asari-Dokubo Gives FG 7 days Ultimatum As ex-militants Regroup

The leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force, Alhaji Mujahid Asari-Dokubo on Thursday gave the Federal Government one week ultimatum within it should hands off alleged plan to rig the governorship election in Bayelsa State and install the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Timipre Sylva, as winner. The ex-militant in a statement issued in […]

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Jubilation In Yenagoa As INEC Cancels Southern Ijaw Election Over Irregularities, Violence

By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Yenagoa The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC on Monday cancelled the controversial Southern Ijaw local government area election in Bayelsa State, over what it described as “substantial irregularities” that marred the governorship poll in the area. It said a new date for the election will be announced in due course. AFRICAN EXAMINER […]

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(UPDATED) Bayelsa Decides: Dickson Cruising To Victory, Wins Ogbia, Nembe LGAs, Increases His Lead

By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Yenagoa The peoples Democratic party PDP candidate in the ongoing Bayelsa state governorship election, and Governor of the state, Seriaki Dickson, is cruising to victory winning of Ogbia council area. Result of the local government council was just announced few minutes ago by the returning officer for the locality, Dr. Evan Eze […]

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Post Election Violence: Police Ban Procession, Rallies, Demonstrations In Bayelsa

By Ignatius Okpara, Yenagoa BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) Ahead of the announcement of the Bayelsa state governorship election final result, the state police Command has banned all manner of procession, rallies or demonstration in the area. The ban order was contained in a statement signed by the Deputy Inspector General of police DIG, in charge […]

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Bayelsa:  INEC To Resume Collation Of Results As PDP Wins 4 Out Of 5 LGAs Announced

By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Yanegoa BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Collation of results of the troubled Southern Ijaw council area in the yet to be concluded governorship election in Bayelsa state will resumed this morning, by 10 am, INEC has said. The election which rolled into late sunday night, in the locality, could not hold on […]

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Steer Clear Of Bayelsa Governorship Election, PDP Tells Buhari

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) forewarns President Muhammadu Buhari to steer clear of Bayelsa governorship election and allow the will of the people to prevail, if he really desires to sustain the nation’s democracy. PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh in a statement on Sunday said intelligence information reaching […]

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Bayelsa: Collation of Results (LIVE UPDATES)

Collation of election results is ongoing now at Yenagoa, Bayelsa; Below are the LGA’s results announced so far by INEC. Bayelsa has 8 local governments area. LIVE UPDATES from Ignatius Okpara in Yenagoa: 13:07 NEMBE LGA APC: 6,974; PDP : 10,768 — 12:04 Governor Dickson says Federal Government is engaged in a coup against the […]

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Civil Societies Accuse Bayelsa Politicians Of defying  Peace Accord They Signed

By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Yanegoa The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, NSCSR Sunday took a critical appraisal of Saturday’s gubernatorial election in Bayelsa State, with a declaration that politicians in the state defiled the peace accord which they had entered into prior to the poll. They therefore, called for thorough investigation of all acts of violence […]

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Southern Ijaw: PDP writes INEC over rescheduled primaries, seeks protection for voters, others

The Peoples Democratic Party in Bayelsa State on Sunday in Yenagoa raised the alarm over the rescheduled governorship election in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area. The State chairman of PDP, Chief David Serena-Dokubo Spiff, in a letter to INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, said the alarm became necessary because the issues of security of lives […]

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Bayelsa Election: Corp Members Held Hostage by Militants In Southern Ijaw

*Soldiers Stop Police from Transferring Arrested APC Thugs About 20 corps members were said to have been held hostage by Niger-Delta militants at Ekowe police station in Southern Ijaw LGA. Soldiers on election duties at Oporoma, headquarters of Southern Ijaw Local Government Area on Sunday stopped police from transferring APC thugs arrested with guns. The […]

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Bayelsa Polls: Soldiers Take Over Southern Ijaw, INEC others on Rigging Spree –PDP Alleges

*Election going on under cover of darkness Governor Dickson has summoned a commission of enquiry over the atrocities perpetrated by state officials, whether federal or state, to answer to the crimes against the people of Bayelsa state. PDP alleges that Major Sanni, who is the officer in charge of the illegal operation in Southern Ijaw, […]

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Bayelsa Guber: PDP Wins 3 LGAs Released So Far By INEC

By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Yanegoa The Independent Electoral Commission has released results of three council Areas in saturday’s Gubernatorial election in Bayelsa State. According to the results, the PDP polled a total of 24,258 in Yenagoa local government Area, which has the largest number of voters, APC scored 14, 563. The PDP candidate and incumbent Governor, Hon. […]

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Bayelsa: INEC Sets For Rescheduled Election In Southern Ijaw

By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Yanegoa The Baritor Kpagih (REC) led Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC in Bayelsa state, have concluded every arrangement for the conduct of the re-scheduled election in parts of Southern Ijaw Council area of the state today sunday, 6th December 2015. AFRICAN EXAMINER reports that the governorship election held in the state on […]

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Bayelsa: Policeman Killed In Yenagoa

Reports reaching our situation room say  policeman has been killed in Famgbe, a remote suburb in Yenagoa allegedly by a renowned political thug Osom Benson. According to a witness, the refusal of the policemen to upturn the result of the election in the area where the PDP won by a wide margin led to the […]

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Breaking: Collation of Results Begins In Bayelsa, Dickson in Early Lead

Ignatius Okpara, Yenagoa Collation of results in today’s governorship election in Bayelsa State has commenced, with Governor Seriake Dickson of the peoples Democratic party PDP,leading in Ogbia council Area of the state. Dickson, who is seeking a second term in office is ahead of ex- governor of the state,chief Timipre Silva of the All Progressive […]

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Bayelsa: Accreditation, Voting Fail To Hold In Late Alamieseigha’s Community Over Fear Of Violence

By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Yenagoa The Governorship election taking place today in Bayelsa state, did not hold in Amassoma community in Southern Ijaw council area of the state due to non availability of electoral materials. When AFRICAN EXAMINER correspondent visited the three polling units in the community, which is also home town of the late ex- […]

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Violence Erupts In Southern Ijaw As Residents Desert Their Homes

*Dickson Accuses Lokpobiri Of Using Thugs To Unleash Mayhem On PDP Members BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Serious violence has erupted in Southern Ijaw local government area of Bayelsa state, leading to non accreditation of voters for today’s governorship election in the state. Heavily armed thugs had in the morning hours of today hijacked electoral […]

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Bayelsa: Security Agencies Seal PDP Chairman’s House, Says My Life is in Danger

The home of acting chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State, Chief Serena Dokubo, has been under siege, while heavy shooting continues. All efforts to to get assistance from security operatives have failed. The chairman has sent out an urgent SOS saying his life was in danger.               

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Guber Poll: Accreditation Of Voters Begin In Bayelsa

By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Yenagoa Accreditation of voters for today’s (Saturday) Governorship election in Bayelsa state is presently in Progress without hitches in parts of the state. Our Correspondent IGNATIUS OKPARA, covering the poll reports that the exercise which is taking place in parts of the areas monitored so far, has been peaceful. The accreditation began […]

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Soldiers Apprehend Political Thugs, Ahead Of Bayelsa Guber Poll

By IGNATIUS OKPARA Less than 24 hours to the Bayelsa state governorship poll, men of the Operation Pulo Shield of the Nigerian Army have apprehended five suspected political thugs in the Okaka area of Yenagoa, the  Bayelsa State capital. Commander of the Operation, Major General Alani Okunlola, who disclosed this to newsmen friday,at the Operation […]

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