Diri Wins Five LGAs As INEC Adjourns Collation Of Results

So far, PDP's Diri has won five of the eight local government areas in the state with APC's Sylva clinching a local government.

COMBO: Timipre Sylva (L) and Douye Diri (R)


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.

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 to Monday noon.

Results from six of the eight local government areas in the state namely Kolokuma/Opokuma, Ogbia, Yenegoa, Sagbama, Nembe and Ekeremor have been collated. The remaining local government areas are Brass 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.

Like Bayelsa, governorship polls were held in Imo and Kogi states on Saturday. APC’s Hope Uzodimma won Imo while APC’s Usman Ododo won in Kogi.

See Bayelsa Results So Far:

Sagbama LGA

APC – 6608

LP – 217

PDP – 35504

Kolokuma/Opokuma LGA

APC – 5349

LP – 22

PDP – 18465

Ogbia LGA

APC – 16319

LP – 57

PDP – 18435

Yenegoa LGA

APC – 14534

LP – 244

PDP – 37777

Nembe LGA

APC – 22248

LP – 113

PDP – 4556

Ekeremor LGA

APC – 8445

LP – 50

PDP – 23172