By Samuel Oyadongha
The ruling People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has swept Saturday’s local government area elections in Bayelsa State.
The party won the chairmanship seats in the eight councils of the state.
The party’s candidate for Ogbia Local Government Area, the council of President Goodluck Jonathan, Mr. Inaye Abah, was returned unopposed while in Sagbama council, which is Governor Seriake Dickson’s local government area, the chairmanship seat was won by Mr. Willie Oyadougha of PDP, who polled 56,737 votes.
In Southern Ijaw council, Chief Remember Ogbe of PDP scored 120,189 votes; in Yenagoa council, Mr Ben Walson scored 111,391 votes; Mr Obed Andy polled 39,557 to clinch Brass council.
Others include Mr. Tobiye Bill, who scored 59,553 votes to win Ekeremor council; Bio Amina-Elemina scored 57,787 votes to clinch Nembe council, while Gbarainbiri Eselema, also of PDP, polled 19,379 to win Kolokuma-Opokuma council.
Chairman of the state Independent Electoral Commission, Chief Izagara, who declared the results in Yenagoa, urged the elected council chairmen to see their victory at the polls as a call to the service of their people.