Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Bayelsa Poll: APC Planning To Arrest Our Members – PDP

Ahead of December 5 governorship election in Bayelsa state, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of plans to arrest some of its members with strong and influential electoral support base.

The allegation which was contained in a statement by the director of publicity of the Restoration Campaign Organisation, Jonathan Obuebite, said the APC was planning to destabilize the party and its electoral chances.

“We have it on good authority that the APC plans to frame up these individuals by planting weapons and ammunitions around their houses and then invite the police and JTF operatives to search their houses with the clear intention of implicating them in trump up charges of arm running,” he stated.

“We have it on good authority that the APC plans to frame up these individuals by planting weapons and ammunitions around their houses and then invite the police and JTF operatives to search their houses with the clear intention of implicating them in trump up charges of arm running.

“The APC know too well that they can’t win in a free and fair contest and that’s why they are doing everything to rig the election. But we are confident that the authorities will be alive to their duties and ensure protective measures are taken to forestall any moves by the APC to rig the election.”

The party therefore called on the relevant security agencies to investigate the alleged plot and arrest those who may be behind it.

The statement listed those to be arrested to include Hon. Bonny Ayah, specialaAdviser to Governor Seriake Dickson on Youth and Secretary of Bayelsa Volunteers; Hon. Tolu Amatu, a staunch PDP stalwart in Ekeremor; Joshua Maciever; and Pastor Reuben Wilson.

Meanwhile, the suit challenging the eligibility of Sylva to contest the forthcoming election has been adjourned till January 2016 for further hearing, a move which all but allows him contest the gubernatorial election in the state.