BREAKING: "15k from APC, PDP paying 13K", Vote Buying Allegation Rocks Bayelsa Poll, Details Emerge

BREAKING: "15k from APC, PDP paying 13K", Vote Buying Allegation Rocks Bayelsa Poll, Details Emerge

The Bayelsa governorship election has been marred with vote-buying allegations in some quarters of the state.

Some voters revealed the amount the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and leading opposition, All Progressives Congress (APC), allegedly paid them.

In a tweet by TheCable, voters in the PU 07, Ward 10, Agudama-Ekpetiama community in Yenagoa LGA were heard speaking about the vote-buying allegation.

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APC, PDP in vote buying mesh in Bayelsa Photo Credit: Duoye Diri, Timipre Sylva
Source: Twitter

One of the voters was reportedly heard saying the APC paid N15,000 while the PDP gave voters N13,000.

The tweet reads:

"Voters were heard speaking about alleged vote buying. A voter was heard saying: "15k from APC, PDP paying 13K."

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Bayelsa is currently under the control of the the PDP led by Duoye Diri, the state governor.

Diri, who is seeking re-election, is in a race against a former governor of the state, Timipre Sylva, the APC candidate.

Diri emerged the governor of the state four years ago through the Supreme Court ruling that sacked the 2019 winner of the poll, David Lyon, after his deputy was found guilty of certificate forgery.

The PDP governor was already serving in the senate before the apex court delivered the verdict that nullified the candidature of Lyon and his deputy few days to their inauguration.


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