Bayesla polls: Results trickle in, four killed


Bayelsa Governor Seriake Dickson
Bayelsa Governor Seriake Dickson

The results of Bayelsa state governorship election held on Saturday, December 5 have been trickling in.

However, the election was marred by violence in some areas with reported cases of card failure.

Bayesla Governor Seriake Dickson, who is the PDP candidate has condemned the use of violence by some party chieftains.

Meanwhile, no fewer than four persons were killed as violence broke out at Oporoma. headquarters of Southern Ijaw,

Tiwei Orunnimighe and an ex-militant, Ogunbos as early as 6:00 am allegedly led thugs to open fire on the LG to disrupt the distribution of election materials.

The sporadic gunshots led to the death of four peoples as JTF tried to repel the rampaging armed thugs.

An eye witness confirmed that gunshots still rents the air as the JTF called for reinforcement.

Similar gunshots just coming from Brass says that PDP supporters are currently being attacked with guns and machetes.

The people are calling on security agencies to deploy more of their men to the area.

Also in Nembe Bassambri, reports of deadly attacks by thugs aided by the military and policemen is currently going on.

A member of Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Princess Ingo Iwowari was attacked and stripped of all her belongings including personal cash.

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