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Guber Poll: Bayelsa Voters Vow To Stop Rigging, Ensure Credibility

Voters from the 105 wards of Bayelsa state have declared their readiness to stand together against the alleged plot by some chieftains of the opposition to instigate violence and rig the November 11 governorship election in the state.

According to a cross-section of voters, despite their desire to encourage a massive turn-out of voters and fair electoral processes for the poll, the alleged plot by loyalists of the opposition to cause violence and use parallel security agents during the poll would be resisted.

 

A voter from Southern Ijaw, Bolou Israel, expressed regrets that persons in the opposition had devised strategies to orchestrate violence and insecurity to rig the poll which they would fight against with vehemence.

Israel said to be loyal to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), stated: “We have resolved to ensure that a proper democratic process is followed and that the opposition parties cannot force themselves on the people if they are rejected.

 

“All we hear from their people is that we know Douye Diri is doing well, he has done a lot of projects to deserve re-election. However, they sing it everywhere and they will write the results as if we are in a zoo country. How do you achieve that in this modern age?

Also speaking, Sinivie Akenge, from Yenagoa, the state capital argued that the forthcoming governorship election was critical to the development of Bayelsa State, noting that the state was making steady progress and that anyone plotting violence to divide and cause problems was an enemy to the people.

 

Akenge said: “We are calling on the international community to beam its searchlight on Bayelsa. The opposition candidate is allegedly drumming songs of war.

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