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Sunday, 6 December 2015

POLITICS: 10 Important Things You Should Know that Happened in Bayelsa Election


(1) About 20 candidates are contesting for the Bayelsa Election today. Samson Siasia brother, Siloko Moses Siasia of PDM, Chief Timipre Sylva of the APC, Rt.Hon Seriake Dickson of PDP are the frontliners in the polls.
(2). Edeson Online News was told that some INEC Staff at Sagbama Local Government Area were held hostage by hoodlums
(3). PDP accused APC of using soldiers to escourt political thugs to perpetrate electoral malpractices in the Bayelsa governorship election.
(4). Edeson Online News also learnt that there was a sporadic shooting at Oporoma headquarters of Southern Ijaw local government area which forced residents to stay indoors
(5). The Minister of state for Agriculture and Director-General of the Sylva/Igiri campaign organisation, Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri was attacked by gunmen today in Bayelsa.
(6). Oladele Nihi John,the young-man,who trekked from Abuja to Otuoke in Bayelsa state for former president, Goodluck Jonathan was spotted today at Goodluck Jonathan's polling unit in Otuoke as INEC election observer.
(7). Edeson Online News reports that about 4 persons were killed and others wounded during the election in Bayelsa. We learnt they died as a result of gun battle between thugs and JTF as the thugs were on the verge of disrupting the distribution of election materials.
(8). former President Goodluck Jonathan, Bayelsa governor Seriake Dickson, his wife and mother were rejected by the Card Reader. Goodluck Jonathan, has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to find a lasting solution to the many complaints of card readers.
(9). Prominent Bayelsa APC member, Timi Alaibe has denied rumours that he is defecting to PDP. Alaibe was a governorship contestant in Bayelsa APC primaries
(10). Accreditation has Ended, Voting Commences In Otuoke, Okpo-ama and other Local Governments.

UPDATE:
Collation of results has started.

INEC has declared Bayelsa State Governorship Election inconclusive due to violence and electoral malpractice recorded in some part of the polling units especially Southern Ijaw Local Government Area. The election which was technologically monitored by EDESON ONLINE NEWS is currently favouring PDP candidate Serieke Dickson who is leading his main opponent Timipreye Syva with more votes in 4 out of 8 local government areas of the state.
Our reporter who is currently in Southern Ijwa area of Bayelsa said there will be supplementary election but INEC has not fix the date.


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