Monday, 21 December 2015

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Dickson Wants To Be Declared Election Winner

Bayelsa State Governor, Mr. Seriake Dickson, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, on Saturday, clarified that the statistics was not peculiar to Bayelsa State after putting the average statistics of the voters that took part in the December 5, 2015 governorship election at 40 per cent, contrary to the claim of the opposition candidate.

Dickson said having won six out of the seven local government areas declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission with a wide margin, he should be declared the winner of the election and not the All Progressives Congress’ candidate, Chief Timpre Sylva. Continue...

According to PunchNG, Giving a breakdown of the statistical voting pattern in the last election, Dickson said Sagbama Local Government Area had a total number of 83,000 registered voters and the number of Permanent Voter Cards collected was 73,000, while 35,000 voters were accredited, same for Ogbia and Ekeremor local government areas.
According to him, the number of registered voters in Brass LGA, Sylva’s council, stood at 55,000, while the votes cast was 29, 000 which is about the highest.

“I am hoping that the percentage of the voters’ turnout will be higher than the 40 per cent that we have already seen as the average.”

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