Breaking News: PDP youths warn against deployment of soldiers in Bayelsa - Mc Ebisco

Welcome To

Breaking News: PDP youths warn against deployment of soldiers in Bayelsa

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Youth Network has cautioned against the deployment of the military for electoral purposes during the November 16 gubernatorial poll in Bayelsa State.

The Secretary General of the PDPYN, Comrade James Oputin, in a statement issued yesterday said the soldiers have shown bias by their antecedents in providing purported security during previous elections.

Oputin recalled that soldiers of the Nigerian Army shot and killed a Government House Photographer, Mr. Reginald Dei and a PDP Ward leader In Oweikorogha, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area on Election Day on February 23.

He added that soldiers connived with All Progressives Congress (APC) thugs to cart away election materials and aided the wildest rigging in Bayelsa history, which gave the party its victory in the last senatorial election.

He noted further that soldiers who arrested the Deputy National Chairman of the APC, Mr. Nabena Yekini with arms at Odi quickly released him at the prompting of their superiors.

The PDPYN scribe said that the Army authorities have not reacted to build confidence in the people since the gruesome acts of right violation and unprovoked murder of the journalist and his friend during the last election in Southern Ijaw.

He said that the PDPYN and the Bayelsa people who have not forgotten the grisly incident and other acts of bias inked to the Army are indeed wary of the deployment of soldiers whose brazen activities left no one in doubt that they were on a mission to rig election for the APC.

Oputin also advised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) against the planned use of soldiers to suspicious intent inimical to the credibility of the commission and the electoral process in Bayelsa.

He said the PDPYN, the umbrella body of PDP youths across the state, was aware of the desperate plans involving militants and some security agencies to attempt to wrest political control in Bayelsa.

He called on the human rights organisation such as the Amnesty International, the Civil Liberty Organisation (CLO), civil society groups and the international community to stand in defence of the right of the Bayelsa people to elect their leaders without threat of assassination and molestation.

Oputin said that INEC has a responsibility to adhere strictly by the electoral law by allowing the police to lead security provision during the election.

He observed that anything short of that would amount to the execution of the plot to subvert the will of the people through electoral manipulation and fraud with the aid of the Army.

However, Oputin said that INEC could use the services of the Nigerian Navy to escort election materials as the personnel of the Navy displayed noticeable professionalism and good conduct during the last election.

He pointed out that current Army Exercise, Operation Crocodile Smile in Bayelsa was a surreptitious attempt to deploy soldiers to harass PDP members and rig the election.

He therefore called on the Chief of Army Staff, and indeed the leadership of the Army to discourage the deployment and abuse of soldiers and the image of the Army for electoral purposes

PAY ATTENTION: Get The Latest Nigerian News Anywhere 24/7.


Send Your News Stories To And Via WhatsApp On +2348051168989


Hello Everyone...

Do you know that you can achieve so much more if you can activate your spirituality and use it for your every good benefits? How would you like to understand and use spiritual knowledge to ultimately grow your business and set yourself above your competitors? Don't you think that it's very possible for you to improve your luck and brighten your star to attract good luck and fortunes in your life and wellness? Have your professional life become stagnant? Are you losing clients, or no longer have their trust? Are your suppliers failing to meet their commitments, harming your reputation? Do you want to boost your business to make more money? Don't doubt it, African Spirituality and divine understanding is an ancient knowledge to make divine mysteries possible. You are on luck to stumble on this mail, which brings to you with the good tidings of Dr Kenneth Spiritual Home

Call: +2348180600183 Email: Web: Address: 48 college road mgbidi oru west along onitsha-owerri exp way imo state


Drop Your Opinion On The Comment Box

Leave a Reply

Contact Us Here

Get News Alerts Via Email

Follow Us On Google News



Recent Posts