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David Lyon Declared Winner Of Bayelsa Governorship Election, INEC Declares Kogi West Election Inconclusive, Ayo Fayose React

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The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate, David Lyon, winner of the November 16 Bayelsa governorship election, Praizenews report.

Returning Officer, Prof. Faraday Orumwense, Vice-chancellor, University of Benin, announced at the INEC Collation Centre in Yenagoa, that the APC polled 352,552 votes while the PDP scored 143,172.

Mesnwhile The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the Kogi West senatorial rerun election inconclusive.


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According to the returning officer, Professor Olayinde Lawal, the margin between the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Mr. Smart Adeyemi and that of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Dino Melaye is 20,570.

He announced that Mr Adeyemi polled a total of 80,118 votes, while Senator Melaye got 59,548 votes from the seven Local Government Areas in the senatorial district.

Prof Lawal explained that the total margin between both candidates is lower than the 43,127 registered voters in 53 polling units of 20 registration areas in the zone where elections were canceled.

The returning officer, who declared the election inconclusive said, he is constrained by law to declare a winner because of the lead margin between the leading candidates. He added that INEC will announce a new date for the conduct of a supplementary election in the 53 polling units before a winner can be returned.

However Former Governor Of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose whose son recently married took his twitter page to react to the outcome of Bayelsa and Kogi State Election.

He tweeted saying..

TODAY IS ANOTHER SAD & DARK MOMENT FOR OUR COUNTRY & DEMOCRACY GOING BY THE OUTCOME OF KOGI & BAYELSA ELECTION BRAZENLY RIGGED IN CONNIVANCE WITH INEC & SECURITY AGENCIES.THE GRAVEYARD SILENCE OF NIGERIANS SHOULD HOWEVER NOT BE MISTAKEN FOR CONSENT OF THESE SHENANIGANS.I WARNED!

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Posted Nov 18th, 2019


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