The results of six of the state’s eight local government areas, namely Kolokuma/Opokuma, Ogbia, Yenegoa, Sagbama, Nembe, and Ekeremor, have been compiled. Brass and Southern Ijaw are the two surviving local government areas.
Prof Faruq Kuta, Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, and the state Returning Officer for the Bayelsa election, called the poll off on Sunday night.
In Bayelsa, sixteen political parties fielded candidates for the election.
Governor Duoye Diri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s main opponent is a former Minister of State For Petroleum Resources and an ex-governor of the state, Timipre Sylva.
Sylva, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the poll, was first Bayelsa governor from May 2007 to April 2008 and later between May 2008 and January 2012.
Like Bayelsa, governorship polls were held in Imo and Kogi states on Saturday.
Already, a winner has been declared by INEC in Imo with Governor Hope Uzodimma of APC defeating Samuel Anyanwu of the PDP, Labour Party (LP)’s Nneji Achonu, and 15 other opponents.
Uzodimma polled 540, 308 votes to defeat his closest rivals, PDP’s Anyanwu, who scored 71,503 votes and LP’s Achonu who got 64,081.