Chief David Lyon, The All Progressive Congress candidate in the just concluded Saturday , November 16Th , 2019 Bayelsa governorship poll emerged winner
Prof. Faraday Orunmuwese, the INEC returning officer for Bayelsa governorship election declared the result early hour of today being Monday,18Th November 2019 after delay at the state INEC headquarters, Yenagoa.
The returning officer, Prof. Orunmuwese while declaring the result of the election said “David Lyon of APC scored 352,552 votes to defeat his closest rival, Senator Douye Diri of the Peoples’ Democratic Party who garnered 143,172 votes.
The margin between Mr. Lyon and Sen. Diri in the result declared by INEC is 209,380 votes, which shows a wide winning gap.
Mr. Lyon of APC won in 6 out of the 8 local government areas – Nembe, Brass, Yenagoa, Ogbia, Southern Ijaw and Ekeremor while Senator Douye Diri of PDP won in two local government areas Sagbama and Kolopuma/ Opukuma LG areas.
This is the first time since the return to democracy in 1999 that an opposition party defeated ruling party, PDP in the state.
Meanwhile, Lyon’s victory at the Saturday’s governorship election and declaration by the state returning officer, has made him to be the fifth democratically gov-elect in the state since its creation in 1996.
Results analysis of the 8 local government areas of Bayelsa governorship election as released and declared by the INEC Bayelsa state governorship election returning officer.
APC – 83,041
PDP – 874
APC – 7,831
APC – 8,934
PDP – 15,360
APC – 58,016
PDP – 13,763
APC – 24, 607
PDP – 19, 184
Southern Ijaw LGA
APC – 124,803
PDP – 4,898
APC – 21,489