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APC Bayelsa Gov Primary Suspended

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship primaries in Bayelsa state ran into a major hitch today, September 22 and the accreditation of delegates has been suspended.

The primaries was earlier today, reportedly marred by violence when thugs disrupted the electoral process by throwing stones at delegates of the party who were already lined up for screening, creating chaos and panic at the venue.

Party officials ensuring delegates are accredited for the exercise
According to Sahara Reporters, the accreditation, which began 9 a.m. at the Samson Siasia Sports Complex in Yenagoa, the state capital, was suspended around 2 pm following disagreements amongst contestants who alleged that delegates loyal to them were being denied entry into the venue.

Timi Alaibe, one of the contestants, called for a postponement of the primary to enable all delegates to participate in the exercise and asked his supporters to leave.

Governor Adams Oshiomhole, the chairman of the APC governorship primary for Bayelsa state, left the venue at about 5 p.m, escorted by the Commander of the Joint Task Force, without addressing the remaining partly delegates as the accreditation resumed a few minutes afterwards.

Former Bayelsa governor, Timipre Sylva was one of the three aspirants who remained to participate in the election while five others boycotted.

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Timipre Sylva, the former governor of the state, ahead of the APC primary elections expressed confidence that he will win the party’s ticket.

Sylva in a statement appealed to his supporters to remain steadfast and focused on winning the election

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Posted By Bobricky On 10:39 Tue, 22 Sep 2015

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