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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been declared winner of all eight chairmanship positions in the 2019 Local Government Council Elections held on Saturday.
The PDP also swept the polls in the councillorship elections, clinching all 105 seats.
Returning Officers from the eight council areas took turns to announce the results of the election at the Bayelsa State Independent Electoral Commission, BYSIEC, collation center at the Yenagoa City Council late on Saturday night.
It’s recorded that Diepreye Ubarugu of the PDP polled 42,539 votes to beat other contenders to emerge Chairman of Kolokuma-Opokuma LGA, while Dr. Bertola Perekeme scored 62,529 to clinch that of Ekeremor.
Alali Embelakpor was declared winner of Sagbama Chairmanship election with 96, 468 votes.
Brass went to Victor Isaiah who is making a return as Council Boss with 28,667 votes as Ebinyo Turnah won Ogbia with 17,661 votes.
Nembe was won by Alalibo West with 54,562 votes, while the Mayor of Yenagoa City elect is Oropaye Nimizua who scored 89,831 votes.
The acting Chairman of BYSIEC, Chief Remember Ogbe, officially declared the eight PDP candidates as new Chairmen of the 8 Local Government Councils.
44 political parties took part in the 2019 Bayelsa State Local Council election, with the main opposition party, the All Progressives Congress and some others boycotting the process.
Harvey Elliott banned for 14 days over offensive Kane mock
Liverpool youngster Harvey Elliott has been suspended and fine by Football Association (FA) for a period of 14 days after a video emerged of him mocking Tottenham striker Harry Kane.
The clip, that was posted on Snapchat and recorded while Elliott was still a Fulham player, shows the 16-year-old derogatorily impersonating the Spurs striker under the caption “F***ing m*ng”.
The FA’s explanation of the offence committed also suggests that Elliott’s words in the video were “aggravated by reference to a disability”.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp signed the talented forward in the summer, with him having made his first-team debut for the Reds in their Carabao Cup win over MK Dons in September.
The England Under-17 international is Fulham’s youngest ever player after featuring for them in a Carabao Cup tie against Millwall in September 2018 at just 15 years of age.
He is also the youngest player to have played in the Premier League after coming on as a substitute against Wolves in May 2019, although he hit the headlines shortly after his move to Anfield after the impersonation video emerged on social media.
The teenager would go on to apologise to Kane for his actions in an update posted on Instagram, writing at the time: “I would just like to wholeheartedly apologise for any offence caused on the back of a video of me currently circulating on the internet.
“The video was taken whilst messing around with friends in a private environment and was not directed at any individual but I realise that my actions were both immature and senseless.
“I would like to stress that the contents of the video do not represent who I am as a person or how I’ve been brought up, and I am truly sorry.”
And the FA have now released a statement confirming Elliott’s punishment which will see him unable to play domestic football until October 24, while he has also been ordered to pay a fine of £350 and complete a “face-to-face education course”.
The statement read: “Harvey Elliott has been suspended from playing in all domestic club football for a period of 14 days, running up to and including 24 October 2019, after admitting a breach of FA Rule E3 in relation to a video posted on social media and providing a public apology.
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