6th December, 2015
Jethro Ibileke, Idowu Ogunleye/Yenagoa
The Sylva Campaign Organisation has described the reasons given by the acting Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, David Serena-Dokubo Spiff, calling for the postponement of rescheduled governorship election in Southern Ijaw local government area of Bayelsa State as baseless and without any substance.
Sylva Campaign Organiisation, in a press release, made available to P.M. NEWS in Yenagoa, said it is a known fact that PDP had perpetrated all the violence in the Saturday governorship election in areas considered to be a stronghold of the All Progressive Congress (APC) to scare its teeming supporters from casting their votes
in the election.
The full text of the statement reads thus: “Having not succeeded in their violent acts and intimidation of the electorate due to the increased presence of security at the rescheduled election in SILGA, the PDP is now crying wolf.
“The Sylva/Igiri Campaign Organisation is confident that with the pronouncement made by Deputy Inspector General ( DIG) in charge of security in the state for the purpose of the election that there was adequate security to protect men and materials as well as the readiness of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to go ahead with the election which has already gone half way there is no need for this call.
“It is extreme falsehood and total breach of electoral laws for the Chairman of PDP to claim that their party is leading in Seven local government areas in the state when, INEC has not officially announced any result in the governorship election.
“APC is however, buoyed as we believe that when the final results are released, we will roundly trounce the PDP inspite of their propaganda.”