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PDP Plans to Rig Governorship Election in Bayelsa APC claim

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State and the outgoing governor, Seriake Dickson were planning to rig the upcoming governorship election in the state.

Yekini Nabena, APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary, made this allegation during a news conference Wednesday in Abuja, stating that their plans would fail.

He also advised the PDP to do away with any plans to disrupt the election scheduled to hold November 16.

Reacting to the violence that took place on Monday in the state capital, Yenagoa, following the removal of the Bayelsa State Assembly Speaker, Nabena claimed that the Seriake Dickson administration was already arming thugs and deploying the state security outfit, Operation Doo Akpo to harass political opponents ahead of the governorship election.

He said, “With the popular APC candidacy of David Lyon, Bayelsans have already decided to do away with the failed administration of Governor Dickson and his stooge which he has foisted on the PDP. No amount of rigging and intimidation will deter Bayelsans.

“The wind of change is blowing across the state, regardless of party leanings.

“Before the 2019 general elections, I had called on the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar Adamu to probe the illegal activities of the state security outfit. Operation Doo Akpo is no longer a crime-fighting outfit but now a political tool assisting Governor Dickson and chieftains of PDP to rig elections. The security outfit must be proscribed and disbanded for the safety and security of the state.

“We cannot allow the governor for the sake of his selfish politics, undermine and rubbish the works of President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure lasting peace and security in Bayelsa State and the entire Niger Delta. Governor Dickson should also be held responsible for any breakdown of law and order in the coming election.”

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