The candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Bayelsa State, David Lyon, may be coasting to victory as he records an early lead in the governorship election conducted on Saturday.
Results of the exercise that had trickled in indicated that the APC was leading the ruling Peoples Democratic Party in some units in Ogbia and Nembe local government areas of the Bayelsa East Senatorial District.
In Kolo, ward 8 of Ogbia constituency 3, the APC polled a total of 1,229 votes while the PDP got 923.
In Nembe ward 1 polling unit 9 at Ogbolomabiri, the APC scored a total of 67 votes while the PDP polled 20 votes.
Also, at polling unit 7 in Ogbolomabiri, the APC garnered 112 votes and the PDP scored zero vote while Accord Party got three votes with the Alliance for Democracy and Labour Party polling two and three votes respectively.
At the ward 2 polling unit 1, Ogbolomabiri 2, the APC polled 111 votes to defeat the PDP which scored three votes.
At ward 2, polling unit 14, Ogbolomabiri 2, the APC got 492 votes while the PDP polled 29 votes.
Also at ward 2, polling unit 9, Ogbolomabiri 2, the APC garnered 170 votes while the PDP scored 6 votes.
The APC was also reported to be leading in ward 4, polling unit 9, Agudama-Epie, Yenagoa Local Government Area in Bayelsa Central Senatorial District, polling 789 votes while the PDP scored 54 votes.