By Elizabeth Vincent
YENEGOA -The Governor of Bayelsa State his excellency Hon Henry Serike Dickson has reacted to the claim that APC is the winner of the Saturday election ,he called on the independent national electoral commission (INEC) to declare the party candidate of PDP Douye Diri.
His excellency who made the statement at the world press briefing held at Government House Yenagoa said the result monitored by his party in the eight local government areas showed clear indication that APC did not win.
According to him, There were sporadic shooting which made the electorates not come out and cast their votes, saying; that they want to forcefully take over the state since, they are head at the federal level.
He further stressed that APC has been laying foundation of violence, and are systematic, despite obvious irregularities including the use of Nigeria Army to intimidate voters and subvert the will of the people electoral body still went further to announce the result.
Governor Dickson said, I questioned the INEC and the returning officers at the collation center, about the results in Ogbia, Ekermor, Brass, local government areas with violence in the area, having challenged the APC for their wrong behaviour.
Stating that the security are bound to do their work but not interfere in the poll to favour the APC, noting that over 30,000 thirty thousand policemen are in the state, also the Army and other.
He said in this transition, I went to former president Jonathan sixteen times to say, Sir, can we meet and agree on a candidate both of will hold hands, most of you don’t know is as a governor for eight years and I keep engaging and all I see is an attempt to back a candidate who people perceived is not supportive of me.
Stating that former president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is our oga but to frame governorship ambition which was allowed like David Lyon’s victory is framed around him again something that he should be distance, some ambitions in our party was framed as a contest between him and me, is sad I warned those behind this to deased from it.
According to him they have demonstrated now is the desecration of our democracy that have come to showcase in bayelsa is a dress rehearsal of what I think is going to happen between now and 2023 my dear friends colleagues and fellow Nigeria we are in reality at one party state.