Counting of votes has commenced at different times in seven out of the eight Local Government Areas where election took place in southern Ijaw local government.
Before the commencement of accreditation and voting there were reports of sporadic shooting in ward 1, Agoibiri, South Ijaw local government area of the state?
The two leading political parties in the election, APC and PDP have accused each other of masterminding violent attacks that claimed some lives in the build and during the supplementary election.
Some people who sustained gunshots wounds are now receiving treatment in hospitals across the state.
Thugs also invaded a polling unit at Oguta-Otuopoti in Bayelsa and snatched election materials from the Independent National Electoral Commission officials in the area.
Deputy Inspector General of Police, HASHIMU ARGUNGU said some people were arrested during the exercise.