Former Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson has been declared the Senator-elect for Bayelsa-West Senatorial district after he won Saturday’s bye-election in the state.
Declaring the result for the election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) disclosed that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polled a total of 115, 257 votes in Ekeremor LGA and 68,156 in Sagbama, while the APC scored 17,541 votes and 7,303 votes, respectively.
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Similarly, the INEC returning officer for Bayelsa Central, Dr. Emmanuel Akpan, declared the candidate of the PDP, Moses Cleopas, a winner for the bye-election in the district.
The PDP polled 20,922 votes in Kolokuma/Opokuma LGA; 54,390 in Yenagoa LGA and 44, 707 votes in Southern Ijaw LGA, while the APC scored 4,980 votes; 6,155; and 7,812 votes, respectively.
Recall that the Bayelsa Central and West senatorial districts were vacated by Governor Douye Diri and his deputy, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo respectively.