6th December, 2015
Senator Ben Murray-Bruce representing Bayelsa East Senatorial District has described the ongoing governorship election as an ‘execution’.
Murray-Bruce who was reacting on Twitter this evening said it was safe for him to conclude that it was not an election but an execution.
In a tweet he wrote: “I am in Bayelsa and with what I’m seeing I can conclusively say this is not an election. This is an execution!” the Peoples Democratic Party lawmaker said.
I am in Bayelsa and with what I’m seeing I can conclusively say this is not an election. This is an execution!
— Ben Murray-Bruce (@benmurraybruce) December 6, 2015
Governor Seriake Dickson who is the incumbent and PDP governorship candidate is in clear lead after results from five local government areas were announced.
His main opposition, Timipre Sylva of the All Progressives Congress has only managed to win in one of the five LGAs.
Here are results by LGAs
Registered Voters -82,782
Accredited Voters – 24,667
APC – 7,918
PDP – 14,602
Registered voters – 55,923
Accredited voters – 30,397
APC – 21,755
PDP – 6,516
APC – 5,382
PDP – 28,934
APC – 14,563
PDP – 24,258
APC – 6,896
PDP – 7,619
NOTE: The use of “Ben Bruce labels #BayelsaDecides an ‘execution’ by PDP” on social media only meant that the political party was in clear lead after results from five local government areas were announced and not a deliberate attempt to misconstrue Senator Ben Murray-Bruce’s tweet.