Kogi Decides: INEC commences official announcement of results in Bayelsa, Kogi (live updates)

Kogi Decides: INEC commences official announcement of results in Bayelsa, Kogi (live updates)

Apprehension now pervades Kogi and Bayelsa as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) begins the official announcement of results of the just-concluded governorship elections in the states.

Many reports from participants and observers show that the elections were marred with violence with INEC declaring that 30 of its ad-hoc staff had gone missing in Kogi state.

There were also cases of ballot snatching by sponsored thugs while a senatorial candidate on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dino Melaye, lost a nephew.

In Bayelsa, observers called for the cancellation of results from some parts of the state owing to cases of violence and other forms of electoral malpractices.

Legit.ng had carried out a step-by-step report of activities that took place in both states on Saturday, November 16.

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It also reported early announcement of results from polling units in the two states as the elections ended and collation began.

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Collation of results

In Bayelsa, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is currently collating the results for Nembe and Southern Ijaw local government areas at its state collation centre.

The decision to carry out the collation of the results from the two local governments, according to INEC, followed reports of violence in the areas.

INEC had declared that once violence is detected in any of the local governments, the results should be moved to the state collation centre.

Result for Ogori/Magongo local government area in Kogi state

The agent of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the local government complained about reports of ballot snatching in some parts of the area. He was, however, asked to wait for the electoral officer from the local government to speak.

In his own reaction, the agent of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the collation centre, denied any report of ballot snatching or stealing from any part of the local government.

Agents of other parties introduce themselves.

Results:

AAC - 1

AD - 2

ADC - 4

ADP - 1

ANRP - 4

APC - 3679

APGA - 1

NCP - 1

PDP - 2145

SDP - 244

Valid votes: 6088

Rejected votes: 146

Votes cast: 6234

INEC collation officer for the local government, Professor Abdullahi Mohammed, says no votes were cancelled and no record of violence.

Result for Ijumu local government area in Kogi state

The collation officer, Professor Edicha Jubril, introduces himself.

Number of registered voters: 59578

Accredited: 20139

AAC - 12

AD- 13

ADC - 46

ADP - 16

ANRP - 40

APC - 11425

APGA - 12

NCP - 8

PDP - 7587

SDP - 223

Valid votes: 19435

rejected: 446

Votes cast: 19881

He reported issues in some areas saying five polling units. In Aiyetoro with 2354 voters, for example, there was violence.

According to him, the violence spread to Aiyetoro 2 where one unit had 1109 votes.

Result for Omala local government area in Kogi state

The collation officer introduces himself as Professor Julius.

Total accredited: 24474

AAC - 22

ADC - 29

ADP - 26

APC - 8473

APGA - 12

NCP - 20

PDP - 14403

SDP - 567

Valid votes: 23705

Rejected: 723

Votes cast: 24428

The collation officer said results were cancelled in five polling units including some wards as a result of ballot snatching, destruction of election materials and threat to life. Total votes cast in the affected wards is 2767.

Result for Adavi local government area in Kogi state

The collation officer introduced is Anjorin TS.

Registered voters: 105906

Accredited voters: 66222

AAC - 15

AD - 21

ADC - 27

ADP - 18

APC - 64657

APGA - 49

NCP - 21

PDP - 366

PRP - 05

SDP - 279

Valid votes: 65595

Rejected votes 372

Votes cast - 65967

Results were cancelled in some polling units in a part of the local government because total vote cast was more than the accredited votes.

The PDP agent in the local government complains that the PDP agents were not allowed into voting units. He declares that the PDP rejects the votes from Adavi. He is, however, asked to write to the agency and formally complain.

Though the agent of the APC claims the election in the local government was peaceful, agents of other parties that participated in the exercise discredited its outcome.

Result for Igalalamela-Odolu local government area in Kogi state

Evans Ashibuike introduces himself as the local government collation officer for the election.

Registered voters: 65129

Accredited: 21428

AD - 13

ADC - 24

ADP - 26

APC - 8075

APGA - 24

NCP - 22

PDP - 11195

SDP - 208

Valid votes: 19812

Rejected: 1047

Votes cast: 20859

He said there were cancellation of votes in five polling units as a result of ballot snatching and over-voting.

The collation officer reported that he was told that the polling officer of Odolu was induced with N50,000 to him for the purpose of influencing the result of the election. He tendered the N50,000 saying he was told the money came from an unknown person.

He said results from five polling units were cancelled as a result of over-voting, and not because of the bribe.

Result for Okene local government area in Kogi state

Olanrewaju Samuel Olayemi, an associate professor from the University of Abuja, introduces himself as the collation officer for the local government.

Total registered voters: 131166

Accredited voters: 114001

AAC - 10

AD - 11

ADC - 28

ADP - 11

APC 112764

APGA - 20

PDP - 139

PRP - 25

Valid votes: 113170

Rejected: 250

Votes cast: 113420

He said there were no incidences of violence and as a result, there were no cancelled votes. The agent of the YPP, however, said there were a lot of shootings in the local government as well as reports of ballot snatching.

In reaction, the collation officer said he was not in any of the areas but the INEC office. He said his report was from INEC officials.

The PDP agent lamented the situation saying results were written and sent to INEC. He said the wishes of the PDP and other parties are not reflected as what he has as the result has suddenly become far lower than what was declared by the collation officer.

The agent of the APC denied that there was violence in Okene.

Result for Kabba/Bunu local government area in Kogi state

Professor Emmanuel introduces himself as the collation officer of the election in the local government area.

Registered voters: 74789

Accredited voters: 26660

ADC - 37

ADP - 24

ANRP - 05

APC - 15364

NCP - 6

PDP - 8084

PPN - 14

PPP - 5

PRP - 4

SDP - 364

Valid votes: 23969

Rejected votes: 422

Votes cast: 24391

He said said a lot of polling units were cancelled. One of them had all the polling units affected, as according to him, after the results were collated and brought to the ward collation, a drama ensued as gunshots were fired for some minutes causing chaos and people running for safety.

Result for Koton Karfe local government area in Kogi state

Yusuf Musa introduced himself as collation officer for Koton Karfe local government.

Registered voters: 53590

Accredited voters: 25793

ADP - 15

ANRP - 7

APC - 14097

PDP - 9404

PPN - 12

PRP - 3

UDP - 4

YDP - 1

ZLP - 1

SDP - 657

Valid votes: 24264

Rejected votes: 323

Votes cast: 24587

Elections were cancelled in two wards with the affected votes from the units given as 1765. reason for the cancellation was also given as snatching of ballots.

Result for Yagba East local government area in Kogi state

The collation officer introduces himself and says there are 10 registration areas in the local government.

Registered voters: 41443

Accredited: 15081

ADC - 38

ADP - 14

ANRP - 03

APC - 6735

APGA - 7

NCP - 6

PDP - 7546

YPP - 1

ZLP - 0

SDP - 220

Valid votes: 14631

Rejected votes: 339

Votes cast: 14970

Results from three polling stations were cancelled as a result of over-voting.

Result for Okehi local government area in Kogi state

The collation officer introduces himself and the polling officer of the local government.

Registered voters: 82180

Accredited: 41384

AAC - 8

ADC - 67

ADP - 19

APC - 36954

APGA - 43

NCP - 9

PDP - 478

YPP - 2

SDP - 3095

Valid votes: 40839

Rejected: 413

Votes cast: 41252

He said there were no cancellation of results.

The PDP agent declared that there were no elections in the local government adding that there was what he described as 'wuruwuru to the answer'.

Result for Mopa Muro local government area in Kogi state

Professor Nurudeen says he served as the collation officer for INEC in the local government.

Registered voters: 23030

Accredited: 9093

AD - 6

ADC - 14

APC - 4953

APGA - 2

PDP - 3581

ZLP - 0

SDP - 95

Total valid votes: 8689

Rejected: 314

Votes cast: 9003

The collation officer announced cancellation of votes in two wards.

Result for Ajaokuta local government area in Kogi state

Adamu Madara introduced himself as collation officer for Ajaokuta local government.

Registered voters - 73836

Accredited: 24942

ADC - 17

APC - 17952

APGA - 17

GPN - 3

HDP - 0

MAJA - 0

NCP - 10

PDP - 5565

PPN - 7

YDP - 0

SDP - 323

Valid votes: 23951

rejected: 512

Votes cast: 24463

The collation officer said there was disruption of election in a polling unit and it affected the election in the place.

Result for Idah local government area in Kogi state

Collation officer for the local government introduces himself as Ibrahim Dauda Mohammed, an associate professor.

Registered voters: 56743

Accredited: 19967

AAC - 8

AD - 33

ADC - 28

ADP - 19

APC - 4602

APGA - 18

HDP - 0

MAJA - 2

NCP - 31

PDP - 13962

ZLP - 3

SDP - 221

Valid votes: 19037

Rejected votes: 772

Votes cast: 19809

He reported two cases of violations in some polling units. In one of the units, the card reader did not work. As a result there was no election.

The agent of the APC claims that there was violence in almost all parts of the local government. He expressed surprise that this was not reflected in the report. He was, however, told to report officially.

Result for Olamaboro local government area in Kogi state

Professor Mohammed from University of Abuja introduces himself as collation officer for the local government.

Registered voters: 82973

Accredited: 27202

AAC - 43

AD - 27

ADC - 43

APC - 16876

APGA - 23

MAJA - 18

NCP - 31

PDP - 8155

PRP - 14

SDP - 262

Valid votes: 25701

Rejected: 819

Votes cast: 26520

He said some polling units were cancelled as a result of violence.

The agent for APGA said he wanted the result cancelled because violence was widely reported and that INEC officials were kidnapped. He was supported by the agent of the PDP, who said the deputy governor of the state was granted the freedom to go about with armed men against the rule that movements would be restricted.

Result for Yagba West local government area in Kogi state

The collation officer of the local government introduces himself.

Registered voters: 42784

Accredited voters: 17528

AAC - 4

ADC - 50

ADP - 13

APC - 7868

MAJA - 2

NCP - 8

PDP - 8860

ZLP - 0

SDP - 211

Valid votes: 17063

INEC declares a short break.

Bayelsa Governorship result

There is confusion at the state's collation centre as the agent of the PDP reminded INEC that the candidate of the APC was disqualified from taking part in the election.

He asked that INEC produce the ruling of the court that changed the disqualification of the APC candidate.

In the ensuing rowdy session, the agent of the APC explains that INEC has no power to do as the PDP member demanded. He noted that an appeal court threw out the order of the high court.

Sagbama - Bayelsa

Moses Osawaru introduces himself as the collation of

Registered voters: 109460

Accredited voters: 70111

Votes cast: 69591

AAC - 15

AD - 12

ADP - 10

APC - 7831

APGA - 25

FRESH - 4

PDP - 60339

ZLP - 0

Total votes cast: 68569

He said votes in 17 units were cancelled and that the reasons were over-voting and issues with the card readers.

One of the agents at the collation centre complains that in most part of Sagbama, there were no elections. He said in one of the units, the commissioner of police visited and discovered that there were no voting materials and no election from morning to 6pm.

He said an INEC official announced that the election in that unit would be cancelled, but was surprised that results are now declared for the affected unit.

Result for Ankpa local government area in Kogi state

The collation officer for the election in the local government announces thus:

APC - 11269

PDP - 28108

SDP - 399

Valid votes: 40331

Rejected votes: 1014

Votes cast: 41345

The collation officer told INEC that four electoral officials disappeared.

He added that elections were cancelled in 20 polling units where violence was recorded. The total votes from the units affected are 16,164.

Nembe - Bayelsa state

Joseph Osewmenkhai introduces himself as collation officer for Nembe local government of Bayelsa state.

Registered voters: 92546

Accredited voters: 85103

AAC - 41

AD - 23

ADP - 50

APC - 83041

APGA - 3

FRESH - 0

LP - 6

NCP - 3

PDP - 874

PPA - 0

PRP - 28

ZLP: 33

Total valid votes: 84620

Invalid: 302

Votes cast: 84922

He also submitted a petition from an agent of one of the parties.

Result for Ofu local government area in Kogi state

The collation of officer of the local government introduces himself and gave a summary of the election and its results.

APC - 11006

PDP - 12264

SDP - 531

Valid votes: 24156

Rejected votes: 1499

Votes cast: 25655

The collation officer added that violence and malpractices were recorded in 32 polling units and that these affected units have a total of 16,844 votes.

Result for Bassa local government area in Kogi state

The collation officer of INEC for Bassa local government area of Kogi caused drama when he could not mention the actual number of registered voters.

He later announced 58892 as the registered figure

Accredited voters: 20524

APC - 8386

PDP - 9724

SDP - 269

He also gave the total valid votes as 18710

Rejected votes: 901

Votes cast: 19611

INEC adjourns to 6.30pm as results from three local government areas are yet to be ready.

kolokuma/Opokuma - Bayelsa state

The collation officer of the local government introduces herself as Professor Elizabeth.

Registered voters: 52765

Accredited voters: 25462

Valid votes: 24587

Rejected: 698

Total votes cast: 25285

AAC - 27

ADP - 19

APC - 8934

APGA - 11

NCP - 5

PDP - 15360

PPA - 9

UPN - 0

ZLP - 2

Valid votes: 24587

She said there was cancellation of election results from one polling unit with 446 registered voters as a result of over-voting.

Brass - Bayelsa state

Nkeki Charles of the University of Benin announces himself as collation officer for Brass local government. He said only God saved them and brought them back from the local government.

Registered voters: 67355

Accredited voters: 35657

AAC - 10

ANP - 3

APA - 14

APC - 23831

APP - 1

APM - 2

NCP - 1

PDM - 10

PDP - 10410

UDP - 0

UPN - 0

ZLP - 1

Valid votes: 34365

Rejected: 484

Votes cast: 34849

The collation officer announced the cancellation of election in ward 10 with 13 units as a result of over-voting. Two units were also cancelled in ward 9 as a result of violence. Total cancelled is 8646 votes.

He submitted some petitions along with the result.

Brass is the local government of the minister of state for petroleum, Timipre Sylva.

Yenagoa - Bayelsa

The collation officer for the local government is AO Dokpesi of the University of Benin.

Registered voters: 199895

Accredited voters: 48222

AAC - 61

AD - 30

ADP - 25

APC - 24607

APGA - 29

CAP - 2

FRESH - 9

LP - 2

PDM - 62

PDP - 19184

PPA - 26

ZLP - 14

Valid votes: 44852

Rejected votes: 2546

Votes cast: 47398

The collation officer listed some polling units that are affected as a result of violence

Ogbia - Bayelsa state

Registered voters: 109903

Accredited voters: 74330

AD - 12

ADP - 10

AGAP - 12

ANP - 22

APC - 58016

APGA - 11

HDP - 13

LP - 65

NCP - 6

PDM - 14

PDP - 13763

PPA - 5

ZLP - 1

Total valid votes: 72727

Rejected votes: 466

Total votes cast: 73193

The collation officer said cancellation of votes happened in some areas of the local government.

It is noteworthy that Ogbia is the home local government of former president, Goodluck Jonathan.

Some of the agents attested to the fact that the election was peaceful in the local government.

INEC ajourns for one hour and will take Southern Ijaw and Ekeremor local governments when it resumes collation.

Result for Dekina local government area in Kogi state

The collation officer for Dekina local government introduced himself and announced the result.

Summary:

APC - 8948

PDP - 16575

SDP - 321

The collation officer reported cases of violence 32 polling units.

INEC postpones further collation of results of Kogi governorship election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), late Sunday, November 17, postponed the collation of the results of the governorship election in Kogi to Monday, November 18.

Results from two local government areas are left to be announced and INEC said this would be done by 8am on Monday, November 18.

Meanwhile, with the announced result from Dekina, the PDP has now polled 176,803 votes while INEC scored 184,430.

Southern Ijaw - Bayelsa state

Registered voters: 165449

Accredited voters: 137575

AAC - 2

AD - 7

APC - 124803

CAP - 0

FRESH - 158

NCP - 0

PDP - 4898

The collation officer reported that materials were stolen in five wards in the local government.

Ekremor - Bayelsa state

The collation officer for Ekeremor local government area introduces himself and states result

APC - 21489

AD - 0

PPC - 0

PPP - 1

FJP - 1

DPC - 1

FRESH - 4

LP - 0

NCP - 1

PDP - 18344

PRP - 2

UPN - 0

ZLP - 0

Result for Ibaji local government area in Kogi state

The collation officer for the local government area introduces himself.

Registered voters: 76575

Accredited voters: 25598

AAC - 38

AD - 23

ADC - 48

ADP - 23

APC - 12682

APGA - 35

NCP - 28

PDP - 10504

UDP - 3

UPC - 3

YDP - 3

ZLP - 5

He reported the areas where results of the election were cancelled. While in some cases, the election was hampered as a result of malfunctioning card reader, the loss of an INEC ad-hoc staff on his way back to the collation centre affected another unit.

Result for Lokoja local government area in Kogi state

The collation officer for the local government area introduces himself.

Registered voters: 137301

Accredited voters: 34897

AAC - 11

AD - 57

ADC - 20

APC - 19451

There is a long wait as it seems there is discrepancy in the result being announced.

He resumes and gives APC 19457.

APGA - 5

JNPP - 46

MAJA - 2

NCP - 47

PDP - 11059

PPN - 21

YPP - 1

ZLP - 4

SDP - 722

Valid votes: 31520

Rejected votes: 800

Total votes cast: 32320

He listed areas where the elections were cancelled. He put the total registered voters affected by the cancellation at 14949.

Collation of Kogi election results

The PDP agent at the state collation centre again rejects the results of the election and accuses the police of spending tax payers money of to perpetrate violence. He recalled the situation where a police helicopter was used to attack residents and cause panic.

The agent of the Zenith Labour Party, however, wants any political party that has issues to articulate and later make a formal complaint.

Results of total votes cast for some of the parties in Kogi election

A - 76

AAC - 328

AD - 44

ADC - 706

ADP - 411

APC - 406222

HDP - 46

JNPP - 83

MAJA - 91

NCP - 419

PDP - 189,704

PPN - 624

PPP - 381

PRP - 169

UDP - 185

UPC - 52

YDP - 69

YPP - 63

SDP - 9482

ZLP - 77

Total valid votes: 610744

Votes cast: 624519

216518

INEC declares Bello the winner of the election.

Source: Legit.ng

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