Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in last Saturday’s Bayelsa Central Senatorial Bye-election, Hon. Cleopas Moses Z JP, received his certificate of return from Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) today.
Cleopas was declared the winner of the election by the INEC held on Saturday.
While receiving the certificate of return, he appreciated God almighty for granting him victory at the poll. He also thanked the good people of Bayelsa Central Senatorial Distrist, the entire PDP family, the Ijaw Nation, and all friends and allies across party lines within and outside Nigeria for their support, and restated his pledge to work hard to fulfill his mandate of effective representation
According to INEC, Cleopas polled a total of 120,089 votes to defeat his closest rival of the APC, Chief Abel Ebifemowei who got 18,947 votes.
Hon. Cleopas won with a difference of 101,142 over the APC’s candidate. He won in all the 3 Local Governments and and Wards including his major contender’s ward, in Amassoma.
The election and subsequent victory which is his first, has been described by many as divine, peaceful and seamless as politicians across party lines rallied round him to succeed