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Bayelsa Polls: APC Alerts Security On Alleged Plot By Dickson To Declare Self Winner

DICKSONSThe Sylva-Igiri Campaign Organisation of the APC, has called on the security agents to ensure no one uses any of the broadcast stations in the state to either announce election result or incite people against the opposing political parties or the Federal Government.

It would be recalled that Governor Seriake Dickson of the PDP regrettably deployed the state owned radio station, Glory 97.1FM, Yenagoa and other broadcast stations to heighten the tension and incite the people to violence in the aftermath of the botched December 5th and 6th governorship poll.

A statement by the Director of Media and Publicity of the Campaign Organisation, Chief Nathan Egba, raised the issue to draw attention to the ongoing desperate attempts of Governor Dickson to arbitrarily announce a concocted results through the social media and state –owned media organisations and declare himself winner of the governorship election.

For the avoidance of doubt, it is to be noted that the purported attempts of Governor Dickson to either by himself, cronies or agents to declare himself winner is clearly in contravention of the Electoral Act as amended and also unconstitutional to the extent that such an action offends the clear provisions of the 1999 constitution that established the Independent National Electoral Commission,(INEC).

The statement also called on the Governor to consider the criminal consequences of any attempt to so declare himself as winner of the said election, a development that will amount to usurping the powers of the electoral body, INEC.

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