Governor Douye Diri has widened his lead in the Bayelsa State gubernatorial election results declared so far by the electoral commission on Sunday.
With the final results of six of the eight local government areas of the state declared so far by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Diri leads by 64,106 votes.
Diri, who is seeking a second term, is the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
It has obtained a total of 137,909 votes from the six LGAs declared so far.
He has won in five of the local government areas.
The local government areas where the governor has triumphed are: Kolokuma/Opokuma, Ogbia, Yenagoa, Sagbama and Ekeremor.
His closest rival, Timipre Sylva, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who has won only one LGA, Nembe, is trailing with a total of 73,503 votes from the six LGAs declared so far.
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This boils down to a margin of 64,106 votes between Messrs. Diri and Sylva.
Meanwhile, INEC again postponed the collection until 6pm on Sunday. The returning officer of the INEC commission, Faruk Kuta, announced the pause at around 5 p.m.
Upon resumption, the commission would compile the final results of the two remaining LGAs: Brass and Southern Ijaw.