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 APC close to victory in Bayelsa governorship election

APC close to victory in Bayelsa governorship election


The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, David Lyon, has taken a significant lead in the ongoing Bayelsa State governorship election.

In the results announced thus far at the collation centre in Yenagoa on Saturday, Mr Lyon has won in four of the six local governments. The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Duoye Diri, won in the other two.

The APC candidate has scored a total of 206,260 votes from the six local governments while the PDP candidate has 119,930 votes and thus trails Mr Lyon by 86,330 votes.

Bayelsa State consists of eight local government areas including Brass, Ekeremo, Kolokuma/Opokuma, Nembe, Ogbia, Sagbama, Southern Ijaw and Yenagoa. The six local governments whose results have been announced so far include Brass, Kolokuma, Nembe, Ogbia, Sagbama and Yenagoa.

The two remaining local governments whose results are yet to be announced are Southern Ijaw, the stronghold of the APC candidate, and Ekeremo LGA.

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