The Peoples Democratic Party Vanguard has raised alarm over suspected plot to manipulate the outcome of the Bayelsa State Governorship Election by the APC and some officials of INEC in the Brass Local Government Area of the state.
A statement by the Publicity Secretary, of the group, Prince Mike Ebele alleged that there is a fresh plots by the APC and certain
officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to compromise the outcome of the Guber election in Brass Local GovernmentArea, where the PDP, is in an early lead.
He said the group has been made aware of fresh plots by the defeated All Progressives Congress (APC) and certain compromised officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Brass, to manipulate the outcome of the Governorship election in the State.
“It has come to our knowledge that the APC and its candidate, having realized that they cannot defeat Governor Duoye Diri, given his popularity and determination of the people, are now putting pressure on INEC to alter already collated and declared results in other Polling Units where no cases of malpractice or disruption of election took place.
This is part of Sylva’s plot to facilitate the manipulation and/or alteration of the already declared results in favour of the APC against the expressed Will of the people.
“We hereby in very strong terms caution INEC and the APC not to, under any circumstance or guise whatsoever, tamper with the results already announced and declared at the Polling Units where election has been concluded and Returns made by the Returning Officers without any reported case of disruption or cancellation, as this will be vehemently resisted by our people.”
The people of Brass already know the figures from the Polling Units as announced by INEC. Any attempt by the APC and INEC officials to tamper with the results already declared is a clear recipe for crisis.
“The PDP remains firmly on ground in Bayelsa State. Our Party and Candidate, Governor Diri are in clear lead.” The statement added