The candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Timipre Sylva has won in Brass local government area after recording 18,431 votes to defeat the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate Senator Douye Diri who scored 12,602.l, while the candidate of the Labour Party, Udengs Eradiri, scored 244 votes.
The results for Brass LGA were announced on Monday afternoon at the State Governorship Elections Collaboration Centre, located at Prof Mahmood Yakubu Media, Centre, INEC, Bayelsa State headquarters, Yenagoa.
With these results, the APC has now won in two local government areas while the PDP has won 5. The results of Southern Ijaw LGA is still been awaited as the collation has been adjourned by the State Governorship Elections Returning Officer, Prof Farouk Kuta.
By this, the lead of Governor Duoye Diri which was over 60,000 as of the time collation was adjourned on Sunday night, has dropped to 58,577.
The result of Brass Local Government Area, where Timipre Sylva hails from, reduced the margin.
With the result announced, the total votes of Diri so far is 150,511, while that of Sylva stood at 91,934, leaving a margin of 58, 577 votes.
So far, Diri has won five LGAs, while Sylva has secured victory in two.
The result of Southern Ijaw LGA where Maciver Joshua, the running mate of APC candidate hails from is being expected.