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APC Boycott Bayelsa LG Election Holding Today As Police Deploy Personnel For Security | NEWS RANGERS APC Boycott Bayelsa LG Election Holding Today As Police Deploy Personnel For Security – NEWS RANGERS

APC Boycott Bayelsa LG Election Holding Today As Police Deploy Personnel For Security


By Amos Odeh
LAGOS AUGUST 10TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The Local Government election is expected to hold today Saturday in the Eight Local Government Council area of the state.
According to the Bayelsa State Independent Electoral Commission led by its Chairman, Chief Remember Ogbe announced that about 44 political parties would be participating in the election including the Peoples Democratic Party.
The All Progressive Congress (APC) has however boycotted the election ,citing lack of confidence in the composition of the State Independent Electoral Commission.

The Bayelsa State Independent Electoral Commission, BYSIEC, urged all Bayelsans with their Permanent Voters Cards to file out in their numbers to their various polling units and vote for their preferred candidates come August 10, 2019
The acting chairman of the Commission, Doctor Remember Ogbe made this call while briefing the Press after a stakeholders meeting with party chairmen at his office in Yenagoa.
The Chairman has however, said that there would be restriction of movement on Saturday August 10, 2019 between the hours of 8am to 2pm.
He said the action is to enable the commission conduct free, fair and credible local government elections.
According to the Chairman, voters are to come out to their respective polling units at 8:00am for accreditation and voting which will be done simultaneously as he called on the electorates to maintain orderliness while the BYSIEC field workers carry out their duties to ensure a peaceful, free, fair and credible process.
Also the State Police Command led by Commissioner of Police, Mr. Uche Anozia deployed personnel to the various local councils tasking officers and Personnel drafted from neighboring states to complement the efforts of the state command to be professional during and after the local government polls in the state.
Commissioner of Police CP Uche Anozia reminded them that the conduct of violence free, fair and credible election is anchored on their neutrality.
He warned against any act that will question the integrity of the Nigeria Police force and urges them to remain good ambassadors in their place of assignment, to the police force, the state and the country at large.
The command’s helmsman advised politician, the contestants and their supporters to abide by the electoral rules and regulation as anyone found wanting will be sanction in accordance with the constitution as well as its personnel against compromise.
CP Uche Anozia further cautioned those with intent of snatching ballot paper/box, thuggery and other electoral violence during and after the election to steer clear of the polling units as the command is prepared to ensure rancor free election.
The State Commissioner of Police CP Uche Anozia while assuring electorates of their safety urges them to come out in their numbers to perform their civic duties without fear of intimidation as officers have been deployed to all local government areas of the state.

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