Diri wins three LGAs as INEC adjourns collation of results


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Sunday, adjourned the collation of election results in the Bayelsa State Governorship Elections conducted on November 11, 2023.

The collation of results was adjourned about two hours after the commencement of the exercise, which was earlier adjourned last night.

Prof Faruq Kuta, who is the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University Of Technology, Minna, and the state Returning Officer for the election in Bayelsa adjourned the exercise till 3pm today.

The adjournment was after the collation of results from three of the eight local government areas in the state, namely Kolokuma/Opokuma, Ogbia, and Yenegoa. The remaining local government areas are Brass, Ekeremor, Nembe, Sagbama, and Southern Ijaw.

The returning officer said results from the remaining local government areas are being expected.

Sixteen political parties sponsored candidates for the election in Bayelsa.

In Bayelsa, Governor Duoye Diri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s main opponent is a former Minister of State For Petroleum Resources and an ex-governor of the state, Timipre Sylva.

Sylva, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the poll, was first Bayelsa governor from May 2007 to April 2008 and later between May 2008 and January 2012. (Channels TV).

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