Live: Bayelsa/Kogi Governorship Election Results and Report
· 900,000 voters are eligible to vote
· 45 political parties seek election
· 1,804 polling stations across Bayelsa
· Voting officially closed at 2:00 pm
· Over 31,000 policemen deployed, as well as 87 gunboats to prevent violence
APC : 124
PDP : 270
APC – 71
Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State wins polling unit.
PU 5, Ward 2, Toru-Orua community
APC : 124
PDP : 270
5:05 pm Kogi: Dino tells INEC not to accept results from violent areas
Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the Kogi West Senatorial election, Dino Melaye, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission not to accept results from polling units where ballot boxes were snatched.
4:50 pm Bayelsa: Fambee School polling unit 002 Ward 005 Yenagoa
Results from Fambee School polling Unit 002 Ward 005, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State:
APC – 274
PDP – 139
4:31 pm Kogi: Gunshots disperse voters waiting for results in Lokoja
A cascade of gunshots in central Lokoja, Kogi State, has dispersed people waiting for results in polling units
4:14pm – Bayelsa: Security agents conniving with APC, says Dickson
3:09 pm – Bayelsa: Protests at Opolo
Protesters at Opolo, Yenagoa. They alleged that election didn’t take place in the area. That some thugs disrupted the process
Bayelsa: Gunmen snatch materials for PUs 30, 31 in Southern Ijaw
LGA: Southern Ijaw
The materials for the PU's were attacked by unknown gun men. The materials for units 30 and 31 were snatched while the materials for unit 29 were soaked in water.#BayelsaSR2019 #BayelsaDecides2019 pic.twitter.com/HfXpBVB8lW
— Situation Room (@SituationRoomNg) November 16, 2019
Bayelsa: Voters waiting to cast votes at Ayama Ijaw Community Secondary School, Southern Ijaw
Bayelsa: People voting at Anyama Ijaw Ward 2, Unit 21 in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area
Bayelsa: Jonathan arrives at polling unit 39 ward 13 at Otazi playground
Bayelsa: PDP gov candidate, Douye Diri, votes at his unit 4 ward 6 in Sampou community
Olufemi Atoyebi, Kogi State
Some journalists who are covering the governorship election in Ayetoro area of Kogi State were attacked by some youths after thugs ran off with ballot boxes at Ward 01, Unit 004, where Dino Melaye had earlier voted. A Toyota Sienna SUV belonging to Splash FM, Ibadan, was damaged by the thugs
Bayelsa: Dickson addressing journalists shortly after casting his vote in Orere Gwari Ward 2, unit 5 at Sagbama Local government Area
Kogi: Ayetoro ward 1 unit 4 beside The Apostolic Church, Iluafon where Dino Melaye voted this morning.
Bayelsa: INEC Adhoc staff waiting for election materials to be sorted at Otuoke Community Secondary school
Bayelsa: Voters waiting for INEC officials, election materials in Azikoro
Voters awaiting the arrival of electoral materials and INEC personnel in Azikoro town in Yenagoa LGA of Bayelsa State.
Bayelsa: Voters at Fambee school hall Polling unit
Bayelsa: INEC officials, materials yet to arrive PDP Governorship Candidate’s community
Residents of the Governorship Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Douye Diri, Sampou Community are concerned that election is yet to commence over an hour thirty minutes polls opened
Kogi: Large turnout of voter’s at ward 4 unit 005, Odokoro/Okoro/Araromi area.
Bayelsa: Materials yet to arrive at Jonathan’s polling unit in Otuoke
At Otuoke, Ogbia LGA, former President Goodluck Jonathan’s hometown, voting materials were still being expected as at 9.24am. The materials were still at Community Secondary School, Otuoke, from where they will be distributed to various wards in the community.
Sampou Junction leading to the community of Senator Diri, the PDP candidate in Kolokuma/Opokuma LGA of Bayelsa State on election day.
Bayelsa governorship election
State: Bayelsa State
PU: 08 Igbenbiri Ogboloma
— Situation Room (@SituationRoomNg) November 16, 2019
Kogi: A group of elderly voters at Agaza/Ahachi okeneba ward polling unit 11
The Deputy Director, Public Communications of the Kogi State Peoples Democratic Party Campaign Council, Usman Austin, on Saturday raised the alarm that two young men who dressed in the uniform of officials of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps have been apprehended in Ayingba Dekina Local Government Area by the people.
Kogi: Voters checking the register at a polling unit
Kogi: Yahaya Bello votes
Security operatives inspecting electoral materials before voting starts at Market Square polling unit, Onebukun in Kabba/Bunu council area of Kogi Date during the governorship and senatorial elections in the state.
Kogi: Voters waiting for arrival of electoral materials
Voters waiting for arrival of election materials in Anyingba, Kogi East senatorial zone
Bayelsa: Man decides to wash Keke after soldier’s harassment
This man says soldiers at a checkpoint asked him to get down from his keke and trek to his polling unit. Which is quite a distance about 10-15mins joutney with the keke. After pleading with them with no success he decided to go and wash his keke at a flooded Alamesiayega Road.
Kogi: Security operatives mount roadblock
On Obajana/Kabba road, combined security operatives mounted several road block on the road, making it difficult for inter state transport operators and other road users to move freely. Our correspondent was trapped in the traffic for several minutes before being given preferential access after identifying himself early in the morning
Bayelsa: Group of thugs brandishing cutlasses forced journalist to make a U-turn
A group of thugs brandishing cutlasses forced journalist to make a U-turn in Opolo, Yenegoa. The thugs were about 15 in number. Their presence also scared voters who ran helter-skelter to avoid being inflicted with machete cut injuries or killed. The thugs had given a sign to journalists, voters and other observers to turn back or be ready to face the consequence.
A woman and a man casting their votes at Unit 03, Okoro/Gbede Primary School in Ijumu council area of Kogi State during the governorship/Senatorial election in the state. Olufemi Atoyebi
An elderly sits before his turn to vote at Unit 03, Okoro/Gbede Primary School, in Ijumu council area of Kogi State.
Bayelsa: Voting commences at 8.17am at Okutuokutu
A scavenger on duty during the governorship election on Mbiama/Yenagoa Road. By Tony Edike
Large turnout of voters at Kuroku
Large turnout of voters at a polling unit at Kurok, Adavi LGA in Lokoja, reports Tunji Obasa.
The candidates of the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party for the governorship polls in Bayelsa and Kogi states will engage in a fierce battle in at least eight local government areas considered to be the battleground places for today’s election.
the two leading parties may coast to victory in no fewer than 21 LGAs considered to be their strongholds in the two states.
In the eight Bayelsa State LGAs, the ruling PDP is expected to engage the main opposition APC in the Yenogoa Local Government Area considered as a major battleground, while both parties may divide the remaining seven councils in the ratio of three to four.
While the APC is predicted to gain the upper hand in Brass, Nembe, Southern Ijaw and Ekeremor LGAs, the PDP is expected to coast to victory in its strongholds of Sagbama, Ogbia and Kolokuma LGAs.
In Kogi State, the ruling APC is expected to clash with the main opposition PDP in seven battleground council areas.
In the remaining 14 council areas, findings show that the APC will coast to victory in five stronghold LGAs making up the Kogi Central Senatorial District, where Governor Yahaya Bello comes from, while the PDP is expected to show strength in the nine councils making up Kogi East, where Musa Wada comes from.
However, there are indications that certain factors may affect Wada from polling block votes in these areas.