The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared PDP candidates – Benson Agadaga, Sen. Seriake Dickson and Benson Kombowei, the winners of Saturday’s senatorial election in Bayelsa.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Dickson is a serving lawmaker, Agadaga is a former Chief of Staff to Bayelsa Gov. Douye Diri, while Kombowei is a former Secretary to the Bayelsa State Government.
The Returning Officer for Bayelsa East Senatorial District, Prof. Emmanuel Akpan of the Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa, declared Agadaga the winner of the senatorial poll.
He said that Agadaga polled 22,517 votes to defeat his closest rival, Sen. Degi Eremieyor of All Progressive Congress, APC.
The Returning Officer for Bayelsa West, Prof. Samuel Enahoro, also of the Federal University Otuoke, declared Dickson the winner of the senatorial poll.
He said that Dickson polled 27,231 votes to defeat his main rival, Mr Ayakpo Danyegha of the APC.
The Returning Officer for Bayelsa Central, Prof. Chris Onyema, declared Kombowei the winner the senatorial poll.
Onyema said that Kombowei polled 51,202 votes to defeat his closest rival, Mr Tiwei Orumiegha of the APC.