Dickson Should Be Disqualified From Further Participating In Bayela Guber Poll – Sylva Campaign
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called for the immediate disqualification of Governor Seriake Dickson, who is the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, from further participating in the Bayelsa State governorship election.
The party made the call on Monday just as the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, declared the governorship election in the state inconclusive.
The Bayelsa APC, in a statement signed by the Director, Media and Publicity, Sylva/Igiri Campaign Organisation, Chief Nathan Egba, said Dickson’s actions during the election was contrary to the electoral laws.
He said: “In the past two days alone, Governor Dickson has been on air in several radio stations in Yenagoa, the state capital, inciting Bayelsans against the Federal Government and establishments.
“lt is surprising to note that even when Governor Dickson claims to be leading in six out of the seven results so far released, he is still the one complaining and calling for protests as well as civil disobedience.
“The APC Campaign Organisation and the governorship candidate, Chief Timipre Sylva, have noted the results released so far and are willing to accept the outcome of the vote in Southern Ijaw as long as the process is credible.
“We, however, wish to condemn in very strong terms the serial breach of all known electoral laws by Governor Seriake Dickson. First was his storming of the Yenagoa LGA Collation Centre on Saturday night after the election.
“Next day, Dickson was again at Oporoma, headquarters of Southern Ijaw LG calling for the postponement of the elections in the LGA before he was chased away by APC supporters. Since then he has been on one radio station or the other making inciting statements.
“Dickson’s desperation to cling to office in the face of imminent outright rejection by the people of Southern Ijaw which is APC’s strongest hold and coincidentally the LGA with the largest voter strength, has made him breach so many electoral laws. Our campaign organisation does not have any option at this point than to call for his outright disqualification from the governorship race.
“This would mean that the APC candidate Chief Timipre Sylva would automatically become the governor-elect of Bayelsa State.”