Ahead of the official declaration of the results of the governorship election in Bayelsa state the All Progressives Congress has already claimed victory.
In a post on the party’s official twitter handle, APC Nigeria it gleefully announced it was leading in ‘about 6 out of 8 LGAs” in the state.
The APC also retweeted the now deleted tweet by Senator Ita Enang, President Muhammadu Buhari’s senior special assistant on Niger Delta, congratulating the APC candidate David Lyon and referring to him as ‘Governor-elect’.
Enang’s deleted tweet shows him and a beaming Lyon in a photograph.
The APC also posted the results of Nembe LGA, where the party’s candidate walloped the PDP rival Duoye Diri.
Ward 1 PDP 166 APC 7,073
Ward 2 APC 4,818 PDP 194
Ward 3 PDP 388 APC 6,451
Ward 8 PDP 4 APC 5,886
Ward 9 PDP 73 APC 7,527
Ward 10 APC 8,042 PDP 17
INEC will begin official release of the results in the state from 10 am today.