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Saturday, January 9, 2016

SHOCKING! Six security officers die in Bayelsa election

More detail has emerged on the causality figure at the Bayelsa supplementary election, among the dead are six security officers which comprise two soldiers and four police officers. Bayelsa governor, Seriake Dickson has condemned the incidence.


Fire Tank
Scene from an attack
 More than 14 people were feared killed in the supple­mentary election held yesterday in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa. Among those allegedly killed were four policemen, two soldiers and eight civil­ians.
, Bayelsa State governor, Seriake Dickson condemned the electoral malpractice and violence, which marred the supplementary elections in Brass, Nembe, Ekeremor town and parts of Southern Ijaw Local Government Area.
In a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Daniel Iwor­iso-Markson, the governor accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftains of masterminding the killings of innocent Bayelsans in Brass, Ekeremor, Nembe and Soth­ern Ijaw and wondered why the APC would kill to capture power.

The governor mourned the deceased and  prayed for  their souls to rest in peace.  He called for  the arrest perpetrators of the crime, and futher  condoled the families of those who have lost their dear ones.
The governor said that the APC  Man, One Vote’ the governor said the violence had also vindicated him on his assertion that the security agencies particularly, the Nigeria military are parti­san and not willing to create the enabling environment for a free and fair election to take place.
The governor also accused the security agencies of pro­viding cover for the APC to perpetrate violence and rig the elections in the state.
“To achieve their sinister plot, APC militants hijacked election materials and wrote results in many wards of Southern Ijaw, Brass, Eker­emor town, Brass while elec­tions were disrupted in parts of Yenagoa and in a polling unit in Otokpoti, Ogbia Local Government Area. The gover­nor called on the Independent National Electoral Commis­sion to cancel the elections in polling units where the APC hijacked election materials and wrote results.
 Finally, the  governor  thanked Bayelsans for their confi­dence in him and his govern­ment and expressed confi­dence of victory in the election.

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