BayelsaDecides2023: APC rejects ‘attempt’ to move collation of Brass LGA results to Yenagoa



The All Progressives Congress (APC) has rejected an alleged attempt to move the collation of the governorship election results in Brass LGA to Yenagoa, capital city of Bayelsa.


In a statement on Sunday, Felix Morka, national spokesperson of the APC, said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has come under pressure from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Douye Diri, governor of Bayelsa.


Morka said Brass is a stronghold of the APC and Timipre Sylva, its governorship candidate in the state.


“Brass, remarkably, is a major stronghold of our great party where the people have voted massively for our candidate, Timipre Sylva. The move is a calculated attempt to manipulate the result of the votes in favour of the PDP,” he said.


“INEC must stand its ground and collate the votes of Brass LGA in Brass as mandated by law before moving to Yenagoa for the final state collation.


“We also vehemently condemn Governor Diri’s fervent incitement of violent protests at the Peace Park in Yenagoa. This is utterly irresponsible and a violation of his oath of office as Governor.


“The people of Bayelsa deserve to vote and have the results of the election declared in peace and safety.”


The spokesperson said any attempt to set Bayelsa “ablaze” must be resisted.

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