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Voter Apathy Mars Bayelsa Re-run Poll

INEC-boxThe re-run election in Southern Ijaw and Ekeremor Local Government Councils of Bayelsa State was, yesterday, marred by voter apathy and boycott by political parties and their candidates, amid alleged intimidation by armed men.

While some candidates of opposition parties decided to boycott the exercise over what they described as improper arrangement by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), most of the voters failed to turn up.

The low turnout in most units in Southern Ijaw was attributed to the decision of Alliance for Democracy (AD) candidate, Victor-Ben Tedieie, to boycott the exercise, and lack of proper voters sensitization. Threat of violence was blamed for the low turn in Ekeremor.

In most of the polling units visited, there were no polling agents of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Alliance for Democracy (AD), even as some supporters of the candidate of the APC, Hon. Ebifagh Orunimighe, alleged that voters were being intimidated by armed men and security personnel in favour of the PDP candidate, Kombowei Benson.



3 Comments
  • onwus

    Apc with lie they will always blame PDP for everything the AD candidate didn’t say anything is only Apc member. Nd what are u they doing wen their candidate has already boycott the election can’t dey stay @home?

  • Damilola

    I guess PDP has taken over from the centre that the security now dance to their tune…and I’m sure they can’t dance to Dickson’s viper knowing they’re trampling on the powers that be at the centre, unless Dickson had promised them another job

  • Daniel Samuel Enny

    THERE IS GOD OOOO, THOSE GUYS KNOW THAT THEY CAN’T WIN A POLING UNIT AND INSTEAD OF WASTING THEIR TIME AND RESOURCES THEY BOWED OUT AND STAND AT A DISTANT TO THROW STONE THAT CANNOT KILL A BIRD

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