The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Bayelsa state on Wednesday called on security agencies in the state to caution the All Progressives Congress, APC, members who engaged in street protest.
A statement issued by the Director of Publicity of the Restoration Campaign Organisation, Hon. Jonathan Obuebite called on the Commissioner of Police, Bayelsa State Command and heads of other security agencies to take urgent steps to checkmate the protest by APC members made up of thugs and hoodlums.
He also called on Bayelsans, particularly business/shop owners to beware of these protests, “as the protesters have specific instructions to unleash wanton violence and mayhem on the streets of Yenagoa, under the guise of asking INEC to make haste to declare their candidate as the winner of the December 5 governorship election.”
It also urged the people of the state to take utmost precaution to steer clear of the protesters and guard against any form of molestation, pointing out that, the aim of the protest is to create as much violence and disrupt the peace of the state to compel the APC led Federal Government to declare a state-of-emergency in the state, thereby making it impossible for INEC to hold the rescheduled election in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area and create a stalemate until such a time that Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson’s term in office would have expired.
“We are calling on Bayelsans, particularly business/shop owners to beware of these protests, as we have it on good authority that, the protesters have been instructed to unleash wanton violence and mayhem on the streets of Yenagoa, under the guise of asking INEC to make haste to declare their candidate as the winner of the December 5 governorship election.
“As the protest is bound to get violent, Bayelsans are advised to take utmost precaution to steer clear of the protesters and guard against any form of molestation”
Hon. Obuebite however, expressed the hope that, the security agencies will swing into action to forestall any breakdown of law and order.
The statement assured Bayelsans that, the evil plot would fail, while equally calling on INEC to make haste to declare Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson, the winner of the December 5 governorship election, having won the election in 6 out of the 7 local governments where elections held and the results declared so far.
“We are aware that, the aim of the protest is to create as much violence and disrupt the peace of the state to compel the APC led federal government to declare a state- of- emergency in the state, thereby making it impossible for INEC to reschedule the election in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, which will necessitate a stalemate until such a time that His Excellency, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson’s term in office would have expired.
“But we want to assure the good people of Bayelsa State that, their evil plot will fail. We are, therefore, calling on INEC to make haste to declare Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson the winner of the December 5 governorship election, having won the election in 6 out of the 7 local governments where elections held and results declared so far”.


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