The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), at the weekend, won all the 8 Chairmanship positions and 105 Councillorship seats in the Local Government Area (LGA) elections, conducted by the Bayelsa State Independent Electoral Commission (BYSIEC).
According to reports, the main opposition party in the State, the All Progressives Congress (APC), boycotted the polls, which held a few months to the November 16, Governorship election in the State.
Returning Officers from the 8 Local Government Areas, took turns to declare the results of the elections, at the BYSIEC Collation Centre, at the Yenagoa City Council.
The results showed that Diepreye Ubarugu of the PDP, polled 42,539 votes, to beat other contenders to emerge Chairman of Kolokuma-Opokuma LGA, while Dr. Bertola Perekeme scored 62,529 votes, to clinch that of Ekeremor.
Also, Alali Embelakpor was declared winner of Sagbama Chairmanship election with 96,468 votes, and Kia Nigeria topped other Candidates with 107,150 votes, to win in Southern Ijaw.
PDP’s Candidate, Victor Isaiah, was declared winner of Brass, after scoring 28,667 votes, while Ebinyo Turnah won Ogbia with 17,661 votes.
In Nembe, Alalibo West won with 54,562 votes, while Oropaye Nimizua became the Major of Yenagoa City-elect with 89,831 votes.
Chairman of BYSIEC, Chief Remember Ogbe, officially declared the 8 PDP Candidates as new Chairmen of the 8 Local Government Councils.
Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, described the Local Government Council elections in the State as peaceful, free, fair and credible.
Dickson, who spoke shortly after casting his vote at Oruere-Wari polling unit 05, ward 2, in Toru Orua, Sagbama Local Government Area of the State, said that over 30 political parties participated in the exercise.
The Governor, stated that contrary to concerns raised about the Council elections in the State, security reports indicated that the exercise was peaceful and hitch-free.
He expressed satisfaction at the large turnout of voters, and urged the electorate to conduct themselves in a peaceful and orderly manner, in electing Candidates and parties of their choice.
The Governor, recalled the boycott of the Council poll by the APC, but noted that over 30 political parties contested the exercise, and expressed optimism that the election would end peacefully.