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Nigeria Elections 2015 APC demands cancellation of polls in Bayelsa

The party based their demands on widespread irregularities in the conduct of the polls which it described as heavily compromised.

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APC leader, Bola Tinubu

(Daily Mail NG)

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State has demanded a cancellation of the recently held Presidential and National Assembly Elections in the state.

The party based their demands on widespread irregularities in the conduct of the polls which it described as heavily compromised.

The Bayelsa APC made the allegations via a statement released by Chairman, Tiwei Orunimighe.

The statement reads:

"Specifically, our party agents were intimidated and voters scared away by gunshots fired by the armed and security forces.”

“In Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area, Hon. Tariprebo Moses Aketi, APC candidate for KOLGA Constituency 1, and Campaign Manager, Imomoemi Odiowei, were arrested.”

“In Nembe Local Government Area, Mini and Ikensi Wards, soldiers using two new gunboats chased out APC agents, seized all the electoral materials and took them to the residence of a former Speaker of the Bayelsa Sate House of Assembly, Hon. Ayebaesin Edeoghotu.”

“In the same local government, results of four units in Oluasiri Ward 13 were hijacked by men in police uniform. In Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, Ward 17, electoral materials were taken to the houses of PDP chieftains and collated after agents of others political parties were chased away by security agents.”

 “In Brass Local Government Area, our party men saw one PDP agent openly thumb-printing over 100 ballot papers for his party.”

The Bayelsa also called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to nullify the elections and fix fresh polls on a new date.

President Goodluck Jonathan, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, is an indigene of Bayelsa and is expected to win a landslide victory in the state.

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