The Independent National Electoral Commission on Friday issued a certificate of return to the former speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly Mr. Konbowei Benson who emerged winner of the 5 March 2016 rerun election in Southern Ijaw Constituency 4.
INEC also issued a certificate of return to Mr. Michael Ogbere who also emerged victorious in the Ekeremor Constituency 3 rerun poll.
Both Benson and Ogbere were elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party.
The rerun elections were sequel to the nullification of their electoral victories at the April 2015 general elections by the Court of Appeal.
Resident Electoral Commissioner in charge of Bayelsa Austin Okojie officially presented the certificates of return to Benson and Ogbere at the commission’s office in Yenagoa.