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Bayelsa Decides: David Lyon pulls massive upset, declared winner of gov polls

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Bayelsa Decides: David Lyon pulls massive upset, declared winner of gov polls kikiotolu

David Lyon has pulled what can be regarded as a massive upset, after he was declared the winner of the November 16 Bayelsa Governorship polls.

The Returning Officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Benin, Professor Faraday Orunmuwese, early this morning, declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr David Lyon, has the winner of the November 16 governorship election in Bayelsa State.

According to the result released by INEC, Lyon polled a total of 352,552 votes to defeat his closest rival and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Duoye Diri, who scored 143,172 votes.

See result below;

Bayelsa Decides: David Lyon pulls massive upset, declared winner of gov polls
2019 Bayelsa Governorship election result

Southern Ijaw which is fondly called the Kano of Bayelsa state, gave the APC candidate the boost with 124, 803 votes as against the 4,898 recorded by the PDP.

The APC got 21,489 votes in Ekeremor Local Government Area of the state, while PDP scored 18344.

Senator Douye Diri, also recorded massive loss in the home council of former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, Ogbia Local Government Area of the state with a total of 58,016 as against the vote of PDP of 13,763.

Meanwhile it is important to note that, the election was characterised with reports of violence and ballot snatching in some areas while some wards were merged together as a result of flooding.

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