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INEC announces Dec 9th for rerun of Bayelsa election

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INEC announces Dec 9th for rerun of Bayelsa election

INEC announces Dec 9th for rerun of Bayelsa election
December 18
11:07 2015

The Independent National Electoral Commission has scheduled the rerun of Bayelsa governorship election in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area for January 9th 2016 .

INEC declared the previous governorship election inconclusive because it was marred by violence, abduction of electoral officials and ballot box snatching. The electoral body declared the December 5th state governorship election inconclusive after cancelling the votes in the local government following cases of election irregularities. Results from this rerun will determine who the next governor of the state.

The main contenders in the election are the incumbent governor, Seriake Dickson of PDP and former governor Timpre Sylva of APC.

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