The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa has raised alarm that the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, is planning to deploy soldiers to Bayelsa as a way of rigging the forthcoming gubernatoria in the state.
The state chairman of PDP, Moses Cleopas, made this claim in a statement on Sunday, October 20.
Cleopas said Bayelsans would resist any attempt by the APC to deploy soldiers to rig the gubernatorial election as they did in the last National Assembly election in the state where, it said soldiers killed and maimed innocent people.
The statement read: “They colluded with compromised soldiers to kill government house photographer, Mr. Reginald Dei and a PDP Ward leader at Oweikorogha, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, during the presidential and National Assembly elections last February, without any arrest or prosecution because of the pitiable politicization of security in Bayelsa State.
“We challenge Oshiomhole to disclose to the well-meaning Nigerian public where the said arms were imported from, who imported them and where they are being kept.
“Making wild allegations has been the refrain of APC which is built on lies and propaganda as the APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Nabena Yekini made a similar allegation in February 2019 during the general election.”