#BayelsaDecides: No End at Sight

Governor Seriake Dickson has hailed the decision of INEC to council the election in Southern Ijaw home the late former Bayelsa Governor Chief DSP Alamieyeseigha. 
Chief Timipre Sylva on the other hand kicked against it saying its a rape of democracy.




Bayelsa state has 663,748 registered voters in the state with 1,806 polling units across the local government, while Southern Ijaw local government has 108,838 registered voters.
Mr Denis Otiotio, the All Progressives Congress (APC) party’s agent at the collation centre, said it objected to the cancellation because they were on course to victory.
He said “the cancellation of the election in Southern Ijaw is an attempt to manipulate the result in favour of a particular party,”.
President of Ijaw Youths Council, Mr Udengs Eradiri said the decision to cancel the rescheduled governorship election in Southern Ijaw may have averted crises.
He told NAN in Yenagoa that the tension generated by the rescheduled poll could have turned to an ugly situation.
“We expect honourable conduct of a new election on a date to be fixed.

“We are also happy that the Independent National Electoral Commission lived up to expectation and should continue to be an unbiased umpire,” he said.

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has in a series of tweet on Saturday express his worry about the failure of card reader to accredit him in the Bayelsa election.

The former President said issues relating to PVC must be resolve before the 2019 elections.




Governor Dickson also on Saturday laments malfunctioning of card readers, and also asked for a probe of election violence in the state.

Former President Goodluck Jonathan was however successfully accredited after the initial Accreditation failure.
There were report of Party Agents showing voters where and whom to vote for at Ward 12, Unit 2, Yenagoa.

INEC had reschedule the election in Southern Ijaw LGA. The rescheduled election held on Sunday, December 6, 2015

Earlier on Saturday JTF said arrests 5 political thugs in Bayelsa with 136 hand grenades, 2 AK47 Riffle magazines and other items


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