Governor Seriake Dickson has called for outright cancellation of the elections in Nembe local government space where twenty individuals were reportedly killed by gunmen at a PDP campaign rally.
Dickson made the statement while speaking with newsmen shortly after casting his vote at Oruerewari, Polling Unit 005, Toru Orua in Sagbama regime space on Saturday. He known as on the Chairman of INEC to issue an order canceling the process in all the affected units, wards, local government areas, where election materials had been purloined or hijacked.
He conjointly urged INEC to cancel the electoral method in areas “where officers are seize and held captive to change the APC cook up non-existing figures”. Dickson, who is serving his second term on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) platform and also the party’s candidate, Sen. Douye Diri, conjointly lamented regarding electoral fraud and widespread violence.
In Yenagoa, a voter, Ebikeme Doubra, delineate the method as “peaceful apart from isolated cases of attempts to grab box that was thwarted by security agents”. Some thugs tried to disrupt the method and that they were contained by security agencies in Ekeki and Opolo areas of Yenagoa, however alternative places were peaceful.
“The election was sleek and also the independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ought to be counseled for the sleek conduct of this election. we tend to expect them to make sure that our votes count,” Doubra said.
However, selection has all over and voters currently expect the announcement of results across Bayelsa in respect of Saturday’s governorship elections.