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Bayelsa PDP alleges plot to disrupt rescheduled Assembly polls

By News Express on 07/06/2015

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State has raised the alarm over the alleged ongoing plots by the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Hon. Tiwei Orunimighe, to disrupt the rescheduled state House of Assembly elections in Diama community of ward 5 in Brass constituency 2.

The party, therefore, called on the state Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies to intervene to forestall looming crisis.

A statement issued on Saturday by the Bayelsa State Secretary of PDP, Mr. Godspower Keku, informed that the APC chairman, who is from Southern Ijaw LGA, is currently on his way to the community with armed thugs disguising as men of the JTF in a gunboat to intimidate and force the people against their will to favour the APC candidate.

While describing the development as barbaric and undemocratic, the PDP chieftain, wants INEC and the security agencies to urgently wade into the matter "to avoid a total breakdown of law and order in the area and ensure a smooth electoral process."

“Similar reports from the same area, has it that, embattled former Bayelsa State Governor and APC Chieftain, Mr. Timipre Sylva, has invaded Brass constituency 2, with armed thugs, most of them ex-militants from Olugbobiri Community in Southern Ijaw LGA, to forcefully sway the electorates in favour of their candidates.

“The former governor has also ordered the Police Area Commander, to deny the Deputy Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Hon. Abraham Ngobere of police security. Sylva, even campaigned this morning at ward three, contrary to the electoral guidelines, as provided by the INEC,” he lamented.

Source News Express

Posted 07/06/2015 05:20:56 AM





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