9 photos that capture Bayelsa governorship election

9 photos that capture Bayelsa governorship election

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.

7 never seen photos that capture Bayelsa governorship elections

Despite criticisms against the deployment of soldiers for elections, the Nigerian government still continues to mobilise troops. The argument is that they are deployed to complement the police.
Source: UGC

9 photos that capture Bayelsa governorship election

Electorates defied heavy rainfall to cast their votes
Source: UGC

7 never seen photos that capture Bayelsa governorship elections

Police officers on duty buying local herbs drinks. Some of these drinks are mixed with alcohol. Policemen are forbidden from taking alcohol while on duty.
Source: UGC

7 never seen photos that capture Bayelsa governorship elections

Some election observers monitoring the election
Source: UGC

7 never seen photos that capture Bayelsa governorship elections

The moment former president, Goodluck Jonathan, and his wife, Patience, arrived at their polling unit to cast their votes
Source: UGC

The Kogi, Bayelsa governorship elections, in photos

Ex-President Jonathan acknowledges Legit.ng's staff for good coverage of his polling unit and other areas of the state during the election
Source: UGC

The Kogi, Bayelsa governorship elections, in photos

An elderly lady casting her vote
Source: UGC

The Kogi, Bayelsa governorship elections, in photos

Officers of the Nigerian Army looking at a group of election observers passing by
Source: UGC

7 never seen photos that capture Bayelsa governorship elections

What next? Tribunal? - Senator Douye Diri, the PDP governorship candidate at the collation centre
Source: UGC

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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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