- PDP has made verdict over Bayelsa governorship election
- INEC conducted the election in the state on Saturday, November 16
- Dickson, however, described the election as an insult to the people of the state
Barely three weeks after the conduct of governorship election in Bayelsa state, Governor Seriake Dickson, on Monday, November 2, said there was no poll conducted in the state on November 16.
Vanguard reports that the governor claimed that the conducted election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was an insult to Bayelsans.
Legit.ng gathered that he noted that what transpired on November 16 in the name of an election was a well-organised massacre of innocent persons by agents of the state and the writing of results and announcement of same by INEC in favour of the ruling APC.
He said: "There was no election in Bayelsa on November 16; what they claim as election in that day was an insult to our people as we speak, Nembe is under siege by security agencies. The brutality they visited on the people on that day is unprecedented."
Dickson said the electoral commission, the security agencies and the ruling party should to apologise to the traumatised people of the state and to stop celebrating stolen mandate from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
According to the governor, a panel he raised to examine the high level of violence in Nembe, one of the local government areas of the state confirmed that no fewer than 93 persons were critically injured and 12 killed by militiamen during the poll.
He, however, lamented that while security agents assisted the APC to write and declare results, almost all the collation officers were shipped from the University of Benin and ordered to work in favour of the party.
Dickson said that the people of the state take consolation in the fact that there are two valid court ruling that APC did not have a candidate for the governorship election and the fact that the party has begun legal moves to reclaim its mandate.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported Lyon appointed loyalists of former president Goodluck Jonathan into the APC transition committee to prepare the take-off of the new government in February 2020.
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