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Tension in Bayelsa as Dickson, Sylva win strongholds

Dickson and Sylva

TVCE [YENAGOA] – Incumbent governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State is maintaining his lead  in the supplementary governorship election in the state as  the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) released official results from Yenagoa,Brass,Sagbama and Ogbia local Government areas.

Dickson won  in Yenagoa ,Sagbama and Ogbia while Sylva was the clear winner in Brass.

In Yenagoa Local Government Area Dickson polled 839 votes to Sylva’s 448.


The consolidated results for Yenagoa  showed that the governor got  25,097 as against Sylva’s  15,011.

 Sylva,on the other hand  recorded 1679 votes  in  six polling units in his local government area –Brass – to bring his total there to 23,434 votes. Dickson got only five votes in the area.

Altogether his votes in Brass now stand at 6517.

In Ogbia, local government area of former President Goodluck Jonathan,1290 voters in 27 polling units  threw their lot with Dickson,extending his lead  there from 13051 to 14341 votes.  Sylva got  139 votes leaving his total votes in Ogbia at 9249.


Dickson got 180 votes in Sagbama  Local Government area and Sylva 111.

The commission took a break at 2am this morning and is expected to resume at 11am today for the declaration of the results  for   Nembe, Ekeremor and the decisive Southern Ijaw .

Southern Ijaw has the largest number of voters in the state,almost same as the seven other local government areas put together and the result is still being awaited as at the time of filing this report.

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