BREAKING: APC floors PDP in Bayelsa guber poll, obtains over 200,000 votes

The Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), David Lyon has obtained the highest number of votes in the just concluded Bayelsa Gubernatorial poll.

Lyon, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) floored the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Duoye Diri in six out of eight locals government areas of the state.

The APC polled 352,552 while PDP secured 143,170 votes, leaving a margin of 209,382.

Bayelsa state was created in 1996 and it has always been governed by the People’s Democratic Party until yesterday’s election where another party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) polled the highest number of votes making it the first time an opposition party would win a governorship election in the oil-rich state since the return of democracy in 1999.

Below are the scores from each local government area as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at the state collation centre in Yenagoa.

Sagbama LGA

APC – 7, 831

PDP- 60, 339

Brass LGA

APC – 23, 831

PDP- 10, 410

Nembe LGA

APC – 83, 041

PDP- 874

Ekeremor LGA

APC – 21, 489

PDP- 18, 344

Kolokuma/Opokuma LGA

APC – 8, 934

PDP- 15, 360

Ogbia LGA

APC – 58, 016

PDP- 13, 763

Southern-Ijaw LGA

APC – 124, 803

PDP- 4, 898

Yenagoa LGA

APC – 24, 607

PDP- 19, 184

INEC is about making final pronouncement on the election.

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