APC Bayelsa Gov Primary In Major Hitch As Exercise Is 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.

Gov. Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, was escorted out of the venue by security forces.

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 access to the venue.

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

Oshiomhole, the chairman of the APC governorship primary for Bayelsa state, left the venue at about 5p.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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