Sen. Paulker, Ben Murray Bruce win PDP ticket in Bayelsa

Yenagoa- Sen. Emmanuel Paulker (Bayelsa Central) and Mr Ben Murray Bruce representing Bayelsa East, have won their bid to contest the 2015 senate election in the PDP primaries conducted on Sunday in Bayelsa.

However Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri (Bayelsa West) lost his re-election bid to the upper legislative chamber to Mr Foster Ogola the immediate past chairman of Bayelsa State Scholarship Board.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the results of the elections were declared by the Chief Returning Officers in the three senatorial districts.

In the election for Bayelsa Central, Paulker won with 174 votes; Mr Austin Ogionwon got 17 votes while Mr Ebiundu Komonibo and Torunana James got one vote each.

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Ogola scored 69 votes to win the election for Bayelsa West while Mr Ayakeme Whiskey got 27 votes.

Capt. Matthew Karimo (rtd) got 12 votes, Dr Stella Dorgu scored three votes, Chief Frank Akpoebi got two votes while Lokpobiri scored zero vote.

In the election for Bayelsa East Senatorial District, Ben Murray Bruce won with 138 votes to beat Mr Anthony Ikoli (SAN) who got 11 votes and Mr Nelson Belief with two votes

Two aspirants Mr Austin Dressman and Prof. Ayebaemi Spiff withdrew from the race for undisclosed reasons while Clever Ikisikpo a member of the House of Representatives got no vote. (NAN)

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