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Kogi, Bayelsa Decide: Live Updates

Channels Television  
Updated December 5, 2015

Sunday, December 06, 2015: 21 : 00: Bayelsa: Collation of results ends for the day, to be continued 10AM on Monday, with results from three local governments still being expected.

Sunday, December 06, 2015: 19 : 05: Bayelsa: Collation of results underway in Yenagoa. So far four local governments areas have collated their results.

Sunday, December 06, 2015: 17 : 55: Bayelsa: There are reports that Niger Delta ex-militants have disrupted the election in Amassoma ward of Ijaw South Local Government Area. The militants carrying firearms are said to have chased away the voters and INEC officials conducting the exercise in the area.

Sunday, December 06, 2015: 16 : 07: Bayelsa: Channels TV correspondent says INEC spokesperson has announced that collation of results will commence by 6:00pm. He also said election is ongoing in Southern Ijaw LGA and some other parts of Bayelsa and that election materials did not get to the venue on time.

He hinted that the Police had made 10 arrests and seized five AK-47 rifles.

An election observer, Abiodun Ajijola, says it is not possible to have a winner without results from Southern Ijaw LGA which has 425 Polling Units. He added that the major challenge faced is security.

Sunday, December 06, 2015: 12 : 11: Bayelsa: Channels TV correspondent reports that the possibility of the rescheduled election holding in Southern Ijaw LGA was still unknown because of the peculiarity of the terrain and the security of officials and materials could not be guaranteed.

She says that the State Governor, Seriake Dickson has proposed to INEC that the election be shifted or they work out adequate security of lives and property.

Sunday, December 06, 2015: 08 : 15: Bayelsa: INEC officials say collation of results to begin after voting in the rescheduled areas.

Sunday, December 06, 2015: 07 : 30: Bayelsa: Electoral officers prepare to commence accreditation for voters in some parts of Nembe, Brass, Ogbia and Southern Ijaw LGAs.

Sunday, December 06, 2015: 05 : 15: KOGI: INEC declares Yahaya Bello of the APC winner of the Kogi Governorship election.

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Candidate of the APC, Yahaya Bello

Sunday, December 06, 2015: 05 : 15: KOGI: After collation of results from November 21 and December 5 elections the INEC arrived at the under listed figures, as announced by INEC’s returning officer, Professor Emmanuel Kucha.

A 206
AA 120
ACD 480
AD 168
ADC 707
APA 1,995
APC 247,752 (Highest votes)
APGA 1,040
CPP 608
DPC 465
DPP469
ID 179
KOWA  136
HP 8,761
NCP 531
NNPP 290
PPC 895
PDP 204,877
PPA 3,048
PPN 239
SDP 90
UDP 107

TOTAL VALID VOTES 472,983
REJECTED VOTES 21,740
TOTAL VOTES CAST 494,723

Sunday, December 06, 2015: 01 : 50: KOGI: All results from the 18 local government areas in the state collated.  INEC takes 45 minutes break.

Saturday, December 05, 2015: 23 : 19: KOGI: INEC begins process of collation of results from different polling units.

Saturday, December 05, 2015: 19 : 19: Bayelsa State:  INEC reschedules election in southern Ijaw. Rescheduled election will hold on Sunday, December 6.

Saturday, December 05, 2015: 17 : 30: Bayelsa State: Counting of votes has started in the Governorship election.

There is a good turnout of voters and situation around polling booths is said to be calm.

voters set to elect a Governor for next year

Saturday, December 05, 2015: 17: 15: Kogi State: counting of votes has started in the supplementary election

Saturday, December 05, 2015: 13: 15: APC candidate, Mr Timipre Sylva has been accredited in his Dukaku centre polling station in Okpoama, Brass Local Government and awaits outcome of the election.

Saturday, December 05, 2015: 13:10: Governor Seriake Dickson Gets Accredited, Experiences Card Reader Malfunction.

The Governor whose Permanent Voters Card (PVC) was authenticated by the smart card reader expressed his displeasure with the failure of the card reader in authenticating his finger prints and that of most voters in his polling unit.

Saturday, December 05, 2015: 13:07: Card Reader Fails Goodluck Jonathan, Wife And Mother. INEC officials at unit 039 ward 13 in Ogbia LGA located exactly opposite his Otueke residence returned with another card reader at about 10am before he was later accredited.

Saturday, December 05, 2015: 09:22: Bayelsa State, election materials have been fully distributed in Brass Local Government Areas.

But reports say that Oporuma LGA Headquarters of Ijaw Local Government Area, an ex-militant reportedly opened fire at an election centre disrupting the exercise, one person was reportedly injured.

Elsewhere around the state, its being reported that polling units have been set up and there is a huge number of security operatives especially the Nigerian Police at the Local Government Headquarters.

Saturday, December 05, 2015: 09:20: In Kogi State, the supplementary election scheduled for today (Saturday) has commenced and voting materials have been distributed.

In Ajaokuta Local Government Area everywhere is peaceful and voters are going about to demonstrate their rights.

Saturday, December 05, 2015: 09:19: Election materials have been fully distributed in different Local Governments Areas and the polling units have been set up.

 It’s Election Day in Bayelsa and Kogi State where voters are going to the polls to elect a new Governor.

Governorship Elections: Kogi, Bayelsa Decide

Sunday, November 22, 2015: 04: 30: Kogi 2015 governorship election declared inconclusive.

Sunday, November 22, 2015: 04:05: INEC officially announces results.

Sunday, November 22, 2015: 1:55: All 21 Local Governments’ results announced.

Sunday, November 22, 2015: 11: 30: Recess is over: Kabba Bunu LGA – APC – 9659, PDP – 7768; Omala LGA – APC – 9228, PDP – 10517; Ofu LGA – APC – 16800, PDP – 10997; Ankpa LGA – APC – 22983, PDP – 14731; Olamaboro LGA – APC 13227, PDP – 8202; Igalamela Odolu – APC 9003, PDP – 8683; Bassa LGA – APC – 11815, PDP – 9258; Lokoja LGA – APC 13517, PDP – 12414; Dekina LGA – APC – 20994, PDP – 21602;  Ibaji LGA – APC – 11,427, PDP – 10572.

Sunday, November 22, 2015: 10:28: INEC Electoral officials go for 30 minutes recess.

Sunday, November 22, 2015: 10:00: Results announced so far: Okehi LGA – APC – 10,170, PDP – 8504; Mopamuro LGA – APC 3888, PDP – 4195; Ogorimagongo LGA – APC – 1931, PDP – 2601; Ajaokuta LGA – APC 8581, PDP 6903, Adavi LGA – APC – 15636, PDP – 11902;  Kogi LGA – APC – 10426, PDP – 9316; Ijumu LGA – APC – 9958, PDP – 6040; Okene LGA – APC – 14786, PDP – 15968;  Yagba West LGA – APC – 7930, PDP – 7021;  Yagba East LGA – APC 7129, PDP – 5368; Idah LGA – APC – 11770, PDP – 6952.

Sunday, November 22, 2015: 7.30am: Collation of results underway in Lokoja.

Sunday, November 22, 2015: 6.00am: Resident Electoral Commissioners have started arriving at the INEC collation centre in Lokoja, the state capital, Channels TV correspondent confirms. He also says some of the results have already arrived.

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Sunday, November 22, 2015: 12.30am: INEC announces its decision to start collation and announcement of results at 6am on Sunday. #KogiDecides. This is to give enough time for the results to arrive, to enable those actively involved in the process get some rest as these will ensure a smooth running of the process on Sunday.

Sunday, November 22, 2015: 12.10am: Channels TV correspondent, covering the Kogi election says journalists, party agents, INEC officials and other stakeholders are among the several persons waiting at the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Saturday, November 21, 2015: 8:05pm: Channels TV correspondent, says voting is yet to end in few polling units due to logistic issues faced earlier in the day.

Saturday, November 21, 2015: 5:35pm: Channels TV correspondent, Lanre Lasisi says sorting of ballot has ended in most polling units across Kogi State.

Saturday, November 21, 2015: 5:05pm: Channels TV correspondent, Seun Okinbaloye confirms that counting of ballots has commenced in most polling units within Lokoja metropolis.

Saturday, November 21, 2015: 4:45pm: Channels TV correspondents report that voting has ended in some centres.

Saturday, November 21, 2015: 3:05pm: Channels TV Correspondent reports that there are issues of card reader failure in some polling units but it is being properly handled.

Saturday, November 21, 2015: 1:30pm: Voting commences across several polling units in the state.

Saturday, November 21, 2015: 11:30am: Election official says they have experienced few challenges during accreditation of voters but there are adequate provisions by INEC  to accommodate persons who are affected, to enable them get accredited.

Saturday, November 21, 2015: 8:30am: Polls open in Kogi State. Voters begin the accreditation exercise towards electing a new governor or retaining the incumbent.

All accredited voters will get the opportunity to choose from the 22 candidates cleared by INEC to contest in the election.

Saturday, November 21, 2015: 7:30am: Channels Television’s correspondents covering the elections said that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials and materials arrived most polling units at a little after

Saturday, November 21, 2015: 00:00am: It is D-day! Kogi State citizens above the age of 18 vote for their choice governor to lead them for the next four years.

The state has been calm and there is heavy security presence in the state with the Police leading with 15,000 men on ground. The Independent National Electoral Commission has also assured residents of a hitch-free and credible poll.