The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State has said it has no hand in the death of a Naval Rating said to have been killed in the heat of the just concluded elections in the state.
A release signed by the State Publicity Secretary of the APC, Doifie Buokoribo, absolved the party from such gory development, stating that the APC in Bayelsa State would not place electoral victory above human life.
According to Buokoribo, “the Bayelsa Chapter of the APC did not kill any Naval rating on Election Day”, stressing that “we have no reason to kill for power. We are not a party of desperate people.”
It was gathered that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the Stte has been peddling rumour that APC thugs killed a Naval Rating in the heat of the elections.
Debunking the rumour, Buokoribo said: “We have seen a statement issued by the Bayelsa State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) entitled: “PDP condemns murder of Naval rating by APC thugs in Brass, Bayelsa”.
“In the statement issued on Sunday, 10 March 2019, the PDP falsely accused our party of murdering one Naval personnel on election duty last Saturday in the Brass Island.
“The Naval authorities have not told anyone that one of their men was murdered on Election Day. It is only the Navy that can account for its men.
“We know that the PDP and its leadership in Bayelsa State have an established notoriety for lying and fake news. But this latest claim must rank as the lowest of the low. The PDP needs to understand that even lying has its limits.