Bayelsa election: APC accuses PDP of preparing money to buy votes

Bayelsa election: APC accuses PDP of preparing money to buy votes

- APC has accused PDP of planning to rig Bayelsa election through vote buying

- INEC is conducting governorship election in the state on Saturday, November 16

- The APC candidate for the election, David Lyon, however, urged the electorate to remain focused in their decision to vote for him and the APC at the poll

Less than two weeks to the conduct of Bayelsa state governorship election, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), David Lyon, has alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was planning to rig the election through vote buying.

The Nation reports that Lyon said the PDP's plan was to resort to vote buying in its desperate attempt to win the November 16 governorship election in the state. gathered that while speaking in Yenagoa during his campaign rally, he noted that having seen that it stood no chance to win the poll following the general acceptance of a progressive movement in the state, the PDP intended to induce voters and compromise the process.

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Addressing the crowd at Agudama-Epie ward 4, Lyon asked the people to remain focused in their decision to vote for him and the APC at the poll.

He, however, appealed to the people to collect the money which he said the PDP would share at the poll, adding that their votes should go for the APC to enable the party correct all the mistakes of the PDP.

He said: “I have already promised you that the Bayelsa money is not David Lyon’s money. Bayelsa money is for the development of Bayelsa and solving the problems of our people.

“Today, you can see how some people are carrying Bayelsa money as if it is their own. Have you noticed that as we started the APC campaign, workers are now receiving their salaries earlier? Despite the fact that the money was there, were they paying like that before?"

Lyon said the APC would end the perpetual darkness, insecurity and usher in the era of industrial revolution and empowerment of women and youths.

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He also promised to drastically reduce school fees of tertiary institutions especially that of the state-owned Niger Delta University (NDU) increased by the current government.

He said: “This government has joked with us for about eight years. David Lyon is a humble servant. I and my team want to serve Bayelsans and we depend on you all to vote for APC. Our government that is coming will empower women and give women appointments. We will not disappoint women.

“Youths be rest assured that your interest will be protected by our government. I was once a youth president. So, this is the right time for youths to wake up. At the poll, the PDP may give you N10,000. But what is N10,000 compared to your future?"

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Meanwhile, had previously reported that the PDP youths alleged that the APC was planning to rig the November 16 election in Bayelsa with the help of mercenaries and bandits.

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