Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Sagbama/Ekeremor Federal Constituency, Hon Michael Bless Olomu has raised alarm over the violation of the electoral process by the Government led of Senator Douye Diri who has used his office to flout the electoral act.
Olomu raised the alrm amidst the announcement of his party PDP as the winner despite the declaration and cancellation of results by the returning Dr Joseph Omoro.
According to Olomu, “Officials of the State Security Service, SSS in Sagbama witness the cancellation but the Governor used everything at his disposal to get the result declared whereas issues of BIVAS irregularities, over voting, was allowed.
Allowing voters to cast votes without accreditation and a lot of irreconcilable election results that were doctored in some units in favour of the PDP, is against the electoral act and guidelines for the 2023 general elections.
“At ward 5 in Ekeremor local government, while the collation was still ongoing at the Ebedebiri collation center, the DPO walked in and carried the entire results meant for the ward.
When accosted by the APC Agent, he insisted that he would have it on Camera that if anything happened to the results he would be responsible, he got into his hilux van and drove off without being allowed to be recorded.
“The youths caught him after a hot chase and with the intervention of the military the whole issue was resolved
“But the DPO didn’t stop there he took the results to the PDP supporters and swapped it.
“They moved the results through one Lexus Jeep that later apprehended by the military and the Lexus was taken under custody.
The brother to Givernor Douye Diri Chief of Staff that was assaulting and intimidating voters by way of poring pms on voters has been under the custody of security agents.
“Presiding Officers were intimidated by thugs to accept both valid and invalid votes , while in some units, over-voting and irreconcilable results and uncounted votes were accepted as valid votes.
Rejecting the results, Olomu alleged that, the police is working for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Bayelsa.
“I reject this result as it does not reflect the true wishes and aspirations of the people and it is evident the police is working for PDP.”
I therefore call on the Inspector General of Police, the National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to wade into the matter with a view to getting the right done.
“I wish to use this medium to call on my teeming supporters to remain calm down and not take the laws into their hands.” Hon Michael Bless Olomu appealed.