Sunday August 01, 2021 9:30 PM

PDP defeats APC with wide margin in Bayelsa Central Senatorial by-election

The electoral umpire, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s candidate, Moses Cleopas the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as winner of  Saturday’s Bayelsa Central Senatorial by-election.

The declaration was made by INEC’s Returning Officer,  Emmanuel Akpan who is also an Associate Prof. of the Federal University Otuoke, (FUO).

He announced that PDP’s Cleopas secured 110,000 votes to defeat  Chief Abel Efemowei of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who scored 18,947 votes.

“Cleopas , having scored the highest number of votes cast and fulfilled the requirements of the law is hereby returned elected,” Akpan said.

Nine other political parties also participated in the election apart from the two major parties, AP and PDP

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