Tension in Bayelsa as Dickson, Sylva fight over 158,827 votes - Leystradamus.Com.Ng

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Tension in Bayelsa as Dickson, Sylva fight over 158,827 votes

The much anticipated Bayelsa supplementary election in Southern Ijaw Local Government and 102 polling units across six other local government areas of Bayelsa State is going down as planed.

Election was cancelled in Southern Ijaw on December 7, 2015 as a result of violence, ballot box snatching and stuffing, harassment and abduction of electoral officials.

The local government has 120, 827 registered voters, 425 polling units and five voting points.

Thirty-eight thousand registered voters in 102 polling units across six local governments of Brass, Ekeremor, Nembe, Sagbama, Yenagoa and Ogbia will also participate in the supplementary poll to conclude the Bayelsa State governorship election earlier scheduled for Saturday, December 5, 2015.

PDP candidate Governor Seriake Dickson is leading a former governor of the state, who is also the candidate of the APC, Chief Timipre Sylva, in the already conducted election.

The leading candidates are fighting to have upper hand over the 158,827 votes expected from the rerun. The security is tight, from Police to the armed forces, to checkmate all trouble makers.

Before now, Dickson was leading with 81,929 votes while Sylva had 56,514 votes.

The outcome of Saturday's election will determine who occupies the seat of power in the coming weeks.

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