The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday, November 16, conducted the governorship elections in Bayelsa state.
Though there are allegations of electoral malpractices, which have led to calls for cancellation by some observer organisations and aggrieved political parties, the electoral body has declared a winner in the election.
The All Progressives Congress (APC), according to the INEC’s declaration, won the poll, defeating the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other political parties that participated in the election.
David Lyon, the candidate of the APC in the election, is now the state's governor-elect.
Legit.ng, through an insightful minute-by-minute update, covered the governorship election from the beginning to the end.
In this piece, we collect some of the best shots that capture the governorship election in the oil-rich south-south state.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the outgoing governor of the state, Seriake Dickson, described the governorship election as a military coup.
Addressing journalists in Yenagoa on Tuesday, November 19, Governor Dickson tendered video evidence to support his claims that the poll was rigged in the state to favour the APC.
According to him, the election was a charade and a carefully orchestrated plan to forcefully take over Bayelsa state towards entrenching a one-party system in Nigeria.
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