Fidelity bank banner NewsExpress advert
Hitches mar Bayelsa governorship election

By Arodiegwu Eziukwu, Yenagoa on 05/12/2015

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 3,867


Despite loud boasts by both the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the various security agencies, the ongoing governorship election in Bayelsa State has been marred by violence and delays.

Accreditation of voters was delayed as materials did not commence on time even in the state capital, Yenagoa LGA. The story was the same in various units visited by News Express, namely, Unit 16 Ovom and units 8, 9 and 14 – all in Ward 1, Yenagoa.

Violence recorded in places such as Ekeremor, Nembe and Brass LGAs, where political thugs had a field day before they were overpowerd by a combined team of security operatives.

As earlier reported by News Express, thugs opened fire to disrupt the distribution of election materials in Oporoma, headquarters of Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, while guns were also booming in Brass and Nembe Bassambri, with the police and the Joint Military Task Force (JTF) battling to contain the situation.

The Bayelsa State Police Commissioner, Mr. Nasiru Oki, confirmed that arrests have been made and the situation brought under control.

The election is a straight fight between incumbent governor Seriake Dickson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and his predecessor cum main rival, Timipre Sylva of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

•Photo shows accreditation of voters at a past election.

Source News Express

Posted 05/12/2015 11:47:28 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25 minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

 

You may also like...
Biafra: Ohanaeze disowns Kanu, IPOB

Luxury cars, alcohol to attract special taxes

17 suspects arrested for possession of illegal firearms...

Lagos schools record improvement in exam results

US economy expands at 3 percent rate in...

Ngige begs oil workers to end strike as...

CBN releases $81.2m for BTA, PTA, tuition fees,...

Irate youths burn President Jonathan’s campaign buses

Militants give South African firms ultimatum to leave...

Nigerian manufacturer actualises threat, moves business to Kenya,...

El-Rufai orders Kaduna officials to withdraw children from...

Borno to convert Boko Haram leader’s house to...

 

Latest News Man crushed to death after mother’s coffin falls on him during funeral Woman yelling 'Allahu akbar' slashes two with blade in France 2019: PDP disowns guidelines for presidential primaries Confusion trails ownership of sacked 300 street sweepers in Lagos Fayemi’s debt responsible for salary arrears - PDP Kukah to Christians: Unite against security threats FG loses N100bn on aviation charges—Expert Okada Ban: Obiano insists on July 1 deadline 2019: Makarfi to vie for PDP’s presidential ticket Suspect dead, 20 hurt in shooting at US arts festival NiMet predicts cloudy, thunderstorms, rains on Monday – NiMet World Cup: Mexico stun champions Germany 1-0

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (351,469 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (350,497 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (279,481 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (229,482 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (208,663 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (208,065 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (181,273 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (163,367 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (153,466 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (148,063 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (143,467 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (135,345 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (50) Business & Economy (3,240) Business Verdict (44) Columnists (868) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (503) Features (606) Global Business Monitor (280) International (2,031) Interview (153) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (123) News (36,273) Opinion (1,000) Pidgin (10) Politics (5,268) Religion (770) Sports (1,549) Stock Watch (30) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Royal Wedding 2018 of Prince Harry and Meghan Markel

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement