- The PDP south-south youth vanguard raises concerns that the APC is trying to instigate violence during the coming Bayelsa governorship election with the help of mercenaries
- The youths warn that people in the state will not standby and allow mercenaries to truncate the electoral process in Bayelsa state
- The national chairman of the group, James Efe Akpofure, urges the Bayelsa people to vote wisely by backing the PDP candidate, Diri Duoye, in the poll
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) youths have alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is planning to rig the coming Bayelsa state governorship election with the help of mercenaries and bandits.
The PDP south-south youth vanguard made the accusation on Sunday, November 3, when raising concerns about the likelihood of violence during the election.
This Day reports that the national chairman of the group, James Efe Akpofure, warned that people in the state will not standby and allow mercenaries and bandits to truncate the electoral process in Bayelsa state.
Akpofure said the APC should tell INEC to declare the PDP as the winner of the election if the party was not prepared for the poll.
He urged the Bayelsa people to vote wisely and support the development stride of Governor Seriake Dickson by voting the PDP candidate, Diri Duoye.
The youth leader alleged that the APC was only interested in Bayelsa state because the state is rich in oil.
Meanwhile, the deputy national publicity secretary of the APC, Yekini Nabena has alleged that the PDP has begun large scale manufacturing of fake Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) ahead of the Bayelsa governorship election.
The APC deputy spokesman made the allegation through a statement made sent to journalists on Friday, November 1.
According to him, the fake PVCs have been codenamed "Biafra Card" by the Bayelsa state chapter of the PDP.
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