Live from Bayelsa State to report the latest happening in Bayelsa Governorship elections. Mystatenews.com in conjunction with other Nigerian media will bring you the live updates, results from all the local government of the State.
Bayelsa Governorship Election Live Updates
The battle of who emerges governor of the State is clearly between Senator Douye Diri, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who has the backing of the incumbent governor, Seriake Dickson and the All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate, David Lyon.
There have been records of violence and killings with continued clashes between the two leading political parties heading to Saturday’s polls.
Follow this thread for updates of results and incidents from different polling units in the State.
Heavy Security Presence In Major Junctions In Yenagoa
Security personnel has mounted checkpoints in major junctions in Yenagoa, the capital of Bayelsa, as the state votes to elect its governor, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Checks around the city showed heavy security presence at Imgbi, Opolo, Akenfa, Igbogene Okarki and gateway junctions.
Also heavily manned is the Tombia Roundabout, a location within the town that hosts major transport companies and motor parks.
NAN reports that although these junctions were barricaded, security agents on duty were not seen harassing road users.