February 04, (THEWILL) – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Warikumo Amakoromo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) the winner of the Yenagoa Constituency 2 re-run election in Bayelsa State.
Amakoromo polled a total of 6,959 votes to beat his closest rival, Hon Eboiwou Koku Obiyai of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who scored 5263 votes.
While declaring the result, the State Returning Officer, who is the Deputy Vice Chancellor of the Federal University, Otuoke, Prof Chris Onyema, said, “By the power vested in me, the candidate, Hon Warikumo Amakoromo, having certified the requirements of the law and scored the highest votes, is hereby declared the winner of the Yenagoa Constituency 2 re-run election.”
The elections took place in seven polling units where the elections were cancelled due to electoral malpractices.
Recalled that Yenagoa Constituency 2 election results conducted on March 18, 2023, were declared in favour of APGA’s Amakoromo but the PDP candidate, Hon Obiyai, who is the former Chief Whip of the Bayelsa House of Assembly, challenged the result and the court consequently ordered a re-run election on February 3, 2024.
Meanwhile, the father of Hon Warikumo Amakoromo, Mr Arthur Amakoromo, had not only predicted his son’s victory at the re-run election but commended Governor Douye Diri’s neutrality for allowing both candidates to test their popularity and acceptance by the constituents.
He stated this in an interview he granted journalists before the commencement of the election at his son’s residence in Koroama in Gbarain clan in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa state.
Amakoromo, who exudes confidence in his son’s victory, assured that his son’s victory has been divinely ordained in the spiritual realm and nobody was going to defeat his son even though he is contesting under the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
He assured that given his son’s capacity and trust, the result would swing in his favour and was optimistic that there would be celebration across the entire constituency later in the day. “People are not going to vote for political parties but individuals,” he said.
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