The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has officially declared David Lyon, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Bayelsa governorship election as the winner of the poll.
The returning officer, Prof Faraday Orumwense, in an announcement by 1 am on Monday, November 18, at the INEC collation centre in Yenagoa declared that the APC won the election by polling 352,552 votes while the PDP scored 143,172, The Tribune reports.
He added that the total registered voters for the Bayelsa election was 922, 562 and total accredited voters for the voting exercise were 517, 888.
Orumwense, who’s the outgoing vice-chancellor of the University of Benin, Edo state, stated that total registered voters for the Bayelsa election was 922, 562 and total accredited voters for the voting exercise were 517, 888.
He said the voting exercise produced a total valid vote of 499, 551; 633 rejected votes and a total vote cast of 505, 884.
“I, Prof Faraday Orumwense, declared that Lyon having satisfied the INEC requirement is hereby returned elected,” the returning officer stated.
The APC was reported to have won six out of the eight local government areas where the election held, while the PDP won just two local government areas.