The activity was restarted at 4 p.m. today by Prof. Faruq Kuta, the state returning officer for the Bayelsa election and vice chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Minna.
As of the time this report was filed, data was still being gathered for the other local government areas, which are Brass, Ekeremor, Nembe, Sagbama, and Southern Ijaw.
The tallying of election results for the November 11, 2023, Bayelsa State governorship elections was taken up by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday.
The results collection was put on hold on Saturday night and will pick back up at 10 a.m. on Sunday. Before the postponement on Sunday morning, results from three of the state’s eight local government areas—Kolokuma/Opokuma, Ogbia, and Yenegoa—were compiled.
Candidate sponsorship for the Bayelsa election came from sixteen political parties.
Timipre Sylva, a former state governor and minister of petroleum resources, is the principal opponent of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governor Duoye Diri in the state of Bayelsa.
In the survey, Sylva, the All Progressives Congress (APC) nominee, served as governor of Bayelsa twice: first from May 2007 to April 2008 and again from May 2008 to January 2012.
Governorship elections were held on Saturday in the states of Imo and Kogi, much like in Bayelsa.
While results are still being tallied in Kogi, INEC has named a winner in Imo: Governor Hope Uzodimma of the APC has defeated Samuel Anyanwu of the PDP, Nneji Achonu of the Labour Party (LP), and fifteen other contestants.
Uzodimma polled 540, 308 votes to defeat his closest rivals, PDP’s Anyanwu, who scored 71,503 votes and LP’s Achonu who got 64,081.
See Bayelsa Results So Far:
APC – 6608
LP – 217
PDP – 35504
APC – 5349
LP – 22
PDP – 18465
APC – 16319
LP – 57
PDP – 18435
APC – 14534
LP – 244
PDP – 37777
APC – 22248
LP – 113
PDP – 4556
APC – 8445
LP – 50
PDP – 23172