By SAM JONES
YENAGOA (Sundiata Post) – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won 17 seats in the Bayelsa State House of Assembly with election results declared so far by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Out of the 23 results announced so far, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) have also won four and two seats respectively in the 24-member State House of Assembly.
The election could not hold in wards 2, 3, 4 and 5 in Ogbia Constituency 2 following the attack by some arsonists on the Registration Area Centre (RAC) at Okodi who burnt electoral materials for those wards.
Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Hon. Abraham Ingobere, of the PDP won reelection with 5,973 votes to defeat his closest challenger, Hon. Oberiakumo Yousuo of the APC who had 981 votes in the Brass Constituency 3 election as declared by the Returning Officer, Dr. Jeremiah Samuel.
Shortly after his victory was announced, Ingobere, who is going for a fourth term, commended INEC and security agencies for the peaceful polls across the state even as he promised to give his constituents better representation.
In Brass Constituency 2, Hon. Timi Omubo Agala of the APC won reelection by scoring 3,175 votes just as Hon. Charles Daniel of the PDP is also returning by winning Brass Constituency 1 with 4,116 votes.
Nembe Constituency 1 was won by Hon. Otiegbanyo Barah of the APGA with 4,971 votes defeating incumbent lawmaker Jon. Ebi Ben-Ololo of the PDP who had served two terms while Nembe Constituency 2 and Nembe Constituency 3 went to APC’s Hon. Edward Brigidi and Hon. Douglas Sampson who scored 1,651 votes and 1,367 votes, respectively.
Hon. Richard Ibegu of the PDP clinched Ogbia Constituency 1 with 5,632 votes and Hon. Michael Ogbara of the PDP won Ogbia Constituency 3 with 5,597 votes.
In Yenagoa Constituency 1, Hon. Egba Ayibanengiyefa of the PDP won with 14,369 votes, Hon. Waikumo Amakoromo of APGA was elected in Yenagoa Constituency 2 with 4,971 votes beating incumbent Mrs. Ebiuwou Koku-Obiyai of the PDP who has had two terms while Yenagoa Constituency 3 went to Hon. Teddy Elemefuro of PDP, who garnered 4,206 votes.
Kolokuma-Opokuma Constituency 1 was won by Hon. Werinipre Pamoh of the PDP with 7,536 votes, edging Appah Suoyo of APGA, a former staff of the FRCN while Hon. Wisdom Fafi of the PDP won reelection for Kolokuma-Opokuma Constituency 2 with 6,708 votes.
Sagbama Constituency 1 went to Hon. Godbless Onyinke of PDP with 9,633 votes, Hon. Bernard Kenebai also of the PDP won Sagbama Constituency 2 with 5,780 votes and Mrs. Ebizi Brown of the PDP clinched Sagbama Constituency 3 with 6,462 votes.
Hon. Tare Porri of the PDP was re-elected for Ekeremor Constituency 1 with 4,216 votes as Hon. Mitin Living of PDP also won Ekeremor Constituency 2 with 9,067 votes while Hon. Ogbere Michael of the PDP won the Ekeremor Constituency 3 position with 3,912 votes.
In Southern Ijaw Constituency 1, Hon. Felix Bonny-Ayah of the PDP was re-elected with 6,956 votes as Hon. Moses Marlon also of the PDP who was also reelected with 4,759 votes in Southern Ijaw Constituency 3.
Southern Ijaw Constituency 2 was won by the Leader of the House, Hon. Monday Obolo of the PDP with 4,228 votes while Hon. Ben Selekaye Victor of the APC scored 5,230 votes to clinch the Southern Ijaw Constituency 4 seat.