INEC Announces Assembly Election Winners Without Figures

By  Fidelis Soriwei And Simon Utebor

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared Peoples Democratic Party candidates as the winners of 13 of the 14 results released so far in the 16 constituencies where elections held in Bayelsa State.

A list of the names of winners in the election released by the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr. Baritor Kpagih, did not include the votes scored by the respective candidates and their political parties.

When he was accosted by journalists for a comprehensive result, he referred journalists to the Public Relations Officer, Mr. Timidi Wariowei, who told journalists interested in the number of votes scored by each candidate and political party to write INEC.

A look at the result released by INEC showed that the PDP won 13 out of the 14 Assembly seats released so far while the APC won one.

The election was declared inconclusive in Ogbia Constituency II while elections could not hold in Brass Constituency II because the youths allegedly insisted on sighting collation results sheets before the commencement of accreditation.

The PDP winners as announced by INEC are Abraham Ingobere, Brass Constituency 111; Ololo Ben, Ingo Iwowari; and Obiene Iniyobiyo.

Others are Monday Obolo, Igali Barapadei, Benson Friday, for the Southern Ijaw Constituencies 1, III and IV respectively.

Also, returned as winners are Salo Adikumo, Sagbama III, Dr. Parkinson Markmanuel, Ebiuwou Obiyai and Emelah Epilefa for Yenagoa constituencies 1, II and III.

The only successful candidate from the opposition APC defeated the Deputy Speaker, Victor Sam-Ateki, to win the Brass I Constituency seat.



Source: The Punch Newspaper