The Chairman, Senate Committee on Oil and Gas, Downstream sector, Senator Emmanuel Paulker and former Director General, Nigerian Television Authority, (NTA), Mr. Ben Murray Bruce have emerged as the ruling People’s Democratic Party, (PDP) flag bearers representing Bayelsa Central and East Senatorial Districts in the 2015 general election.
However, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri lost his re-election bid to the immediate past chairman of the Bayelsa State Scholarship Board, Evangelist Foster Ogola.
This was contained in the result declared by the Chief Returning Officers in the three Senatorial Districts and coordinated by the Chairman, Bayelsa State National Assembly Primaries Electoral Committee, General Idi Adamu, (rtd).
The results as declared are as follows;
Bayelsa Central Senatorial District;
Senator Emmanuel Paulker 174 votes winner
Austin Ogionwon Febo 17 votes
Ebiundu Komonibo 1 vote
Torunana 1 vote
Bayelsa West Senatorial District
Hon. Ayakeme Whiskey 27 votes
Evangelist Foster Ogola 69 votes winner
Captain Matthew Karimo 12 votes
Dr. Stella Dorgu 3 votes
Chief Frank Akpoebi 2 votes
Senator Heineken Lokpobiri 0
Bayelsa East Senatorial District
Mr. Anthony Ikoli (SAN) 11 votes
Hon. Nelson Belief 2 votes
Mr. Ben Murray-Bruce 138 votes Winner
Mrs Irene Digitemie Opuene 4 votes
Austin Dressman (withdrew)
Professor Ayebaemi Spiff (withdrew)
Hon. Clever Ikisikpo 0 votes.