A group, Bayelsa Democratic Front (BDF), has released a video documentary to depict what it called “inconsistencies” in statements made by the Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, on the September 22 All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship primary election in Yenagoa.
Oshiomhole who was the Bayelsa APC Electoral Panel Chairman had through media reports alleged that the election was marred by violence, and that he was held hostage by thugs on the instructions of former Governor of the State, Chief Timipre Sylva.
Oshiomhole had also called for the cancellation of the primary election which was won by Sylva. But the Timipre Sylva Campaign had maintained consistently that the election was free and fair and as such its outcomes should be upheld by the party .
The video released by BDF titled “Bayelsa APC Primary: The True Story“, started with clips from a television interview during which Oshiomhole alleged that he was kidnapped by Sylva and that “what is the ransom I need to pay to get out of here.”
It then show clips of Oshiomhole entering the election venue waiving his hands amidst chants of “Oshio, Oshio”, by by-standers.
Oshiomhole was later to be seen presiding over some election processes. The video continued with the clip of Oshiomhole being ushered out of the venue “ on the excuse that he was going to eat”
In the concluding part the video, AIG Olufemi Adenaike who was head of security for the primary election was shown speaking about the orderly conduct of the election. The Police boss maintained that during the election “ No tear gas was thrown, nobody was beaten, nobody was harassed.”
BDF President-General, Chief Promise Okpoebi, said the group decided to release the video to show Nigerians that contrary to Oshiomole is saying, indeed the APC election was held on September 22.
“The election was credible, free and fair. The APC Governorship candidate for the December 5 Gubernatorial Election in Bayelsa State emerged that day”, he said.
The video is available on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?