BREAKING: APC's Sylva Wins Own Local Govt as Bayelsa Governorship Election Collation Resumes

BREAKING: APC's Sylva Wins Own Local Govt as Bayelsa Governorship Election Collation Resumes

  • The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has resumed collation of results on Monday afternoon, November 13
  • The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the November 11, 2023 governorship poll in Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva, won another local government area (LGA)
  • Only one LGA has not been announced by INEC representatives at the state collation centre

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Yenagoa, Bayelsa state - As Nigerians follow the Bayelsa election update, Timipre Sylva, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state governorship poll, has won an additional local government area (LGA).

Governor Duoye Diri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who is leading in the election, has won five LGAs.

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Timipre Sylva (middle) intends to become Bayelsa again. Photo credits: Photo credits: Duoye Diri, Timipre Marlin Sylva, Engr Udengs Eradiri
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Bayela: Sylva wins Brass LGA

Daily Trust noted the update on Monday afternoon, November 13.

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The result for Brass LGA was announced by officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and the APC flagbearer garnered 18,431 votes, compared to Diri's 12,602 votes.

Sylva, a one-time governor of Bayelsa state, hails from Brass local government.

As of the time of this report, only the result of Southern Ijaw LGA is yet to be announced.

Check out the full result for Brass LGA below as shared by Channels Television:

PDP stretches lead in Bayelsa

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the PDP is leading in the 2023 governorship election in Bayelsa state.

Media reports on Sunday afternoon, November 12, said that the PDP has extended its lead by more than 90,000 votes.

Bayelsa election: APC fumes

Legit.ng also reported that the APC condemned alleged attempts to move the collation of Brass LGA to Yenagoa.

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The APC made this condemnation in a statement by Felix Morka, its national publicity secretary.

Bayelsa: Sani drops hint on likeliest winner

In another related news, Legit.ng reported that Shehu Sani, a former Senator who represented Kaduna central hinted that Governor Diri "is coasting to victory" in the governorship poll.

Writing on his verified X (formerly Twitter) handle on Sunday, November 12, Sani, a PDP chieftain, said "going by the media reports and trickling results, Diri is coasting to victory".

Source: Legit.ng

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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at ridwan.adeola@corp.legit.ng.

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