According to the results as announced by the local government collation officer, Prof Dokpesi, the All Progressives Congress, APC, polled a total of 24,607, while the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, polled 19,184.

The total number of registered voters for Yenagoa is 199,895, while the total number of accredited voters is 48,222. Total valid votes 44,852, while the total votes cast is 47,398, while 2,546 votes were rejected.


Governorship election result from Brass LGA

Registered voters – 67,355

Votes cast -34,849

APC – 23, 831

PDP – 10, 410

Governorship election result for Kolokuma/Opokuma LGA

APC – 8,934

PDP – 15,360



According to the Sagbama Local Government Area Collation Officer, Prof Moses Osawarue of the University of Benin, the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP, won the local government area with 60,339, while the All Progressives Congress, APC, got 7,831. Sagbama LGA is where the outgoing Governor Seriake Dickson and the PDP running mate Senator Lawrence Erwudjiakpor hail from.

Total Number of Accredited Voters: 70,111
Valid Votes: 68,569
Invalid Votes: 1022
Total Votes Cast: 69,591

Results from 17 units were cancelled due to over-voting in Sagbama

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has begun the collation of the Saturday Bayelsa governorship election, the commission confirmed.

The venue of the exercise, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu Media Centre, INEC Office, Bayelsa is filled with party agents, observers, journalists and security agents on guard.

The Returning Officer, Prof. Faraday Orumwense, Vice-Chancellor, University of Benin, urged all the party agents to maintain order for a successful exercise.

Mr Monday Udoh, INEC’s REC in the state, thanked the electorate for a hitch-free poll.

Udoh announced that the collation began with two local government areas — Sagbama and Brass — noting that the remaining six out of eight local government areas of the state were not ready yet.

The agent of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Dennis Otiotio, commended INEC on the peaceful conduct of the poll and prayed that the goodwill of the people of Bayelsa would prevail.

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Previously reported the following collation below.

Opume Ward 11, Ogbia LGA

APC – 1,887

PDP – 823

Registered voters – 9,072

Accredited voters – 2,889


Ward 7 (Emeyal) Ogbia LGA

APC – 2,175

PDP – 1,175


Okodi Ward 5, Ogbia LGA

APC – 6,429

PDP – 683

Registered voters – 7,915

Accredited voters – 7,211


Ward 12, Ogbia LGA

APC – 2,804

PDP – 1570

Registered voters – 10,373

Accredited voters – 4,570

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