- An APC chieftain, Yekini Nabena has alleged that there are plans to rig the forthcoming Bayelsa governorship election
- Nabena, deputy national publicity secretary of the APC, accused Bayelsa state governor, Seriake Dickson of hatching the plot
- The APC deputy spokesman declared that the alleged plans of the outgoing governor and the PDP will fail
The deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Yekini Nabena has alleged that there are plans to rig the forthcoming Bayelsa governorship election.
Nabena specifically accused Bayelsa state governor, Seriake Dickson and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of hatching the plot.
He declared that the alleged plans of the outgoing governor and his party will fail.
The APC deputy spokesman, however, warned the governor to forget about all forms of violence agenda that may disrupt peaceful transition in the coming poll.
Speaking with newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday, October 2 on the violence that erupted in the state capital, Yenogoa on Monday, September 30, Nabena also raised an alarm over the level of insecurity in the state ahead of the governorship election.
The APC chieftain revealed that information at his disposal has it that some elements of the PDP had mobilised thugs with dangerous weapons from neighbouring states to cause unrest in Bayelsa ahead of the poll.
The Bayelsa-born politician also revealed that a petition has been sent to the Inspector General of Police on the worsening security situation in the state.
His words: “As witnessed in the Bayelsa state House of Assembly violence, Governor Seriake Dickson is already arming thugs and deploying the state security outfit, Operation Doo Akpo to harass political opponents in his party PDP and APC members, supporters and leaders in the state ahead of the governorship election.
“With the popular APC candidacy of David Lyon, Bayelsans have already decided to do away with the failed administration of Governor Dickson and his stooge which he has foisted on the PDP. No amount of rigging and intimidation will deter Bayelsans. The wind of change is blowing across the state, regardless of party leanings.”
Meanwhile, YIAGA AFRICA's Watching The Vote (WTV) project has concluded training and has deployed 48 long term observers to observe the pre-election environment in Bayelsa and Kogi ahead of the November 16 governorship election in both states.
Out of the 48 long terms observers who all resident of the local government they are observing from, 21 are deployed in Bayelsa, while 27 are deployed in Kogi.
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