PDP Demands Inquest Into Killings, Salutes The Gallantry Of Bayelsans
The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and indeed all lovers of democracy salute the people of Bayelsa state for standing against intimidation, rigging and violence to ensure that their will as a people prevailed in Saturday’s supplementary election.
Governor Seriake Dickson was reelected for another 4 year term.
PDP congratulated governor Dickson for his well-deserved victory and statesmanly handling of the situation in the face of provocations.
“In fact, the steadfastness and resilience shown by the people, particularly in Southern Ijaw will go down in history as one of the many sacrifices made to defend democracy in the land,” PDP said.
“Rising from what happened in Bayelsa state on Saturday, it is very clear that the APC-led Federal Government under the watch of President Muhammadu Buhari is not disposed to free, fair and credible electoral process in the country despite being a huge beneficiary of PDP’s electoral reform.”
“Bayelsa is a core PDP state and ones wonders how APC thought it could win in this gubernatorial election with its discredited candidate, knowing the strength and popularity of our great party in the state, in addition to the record of achievements of our candidate, Governor Seriake Dickson,” the statement added.
The PDP however decries what it termed the desperation of the “APC thugs and compromised security operatives openly engaged in violence resulting in the killing and maiming of innocent Bayelsans.”
“We hereby demand a comprehensive inquest into these killings and that all perpetrators be brought to book.”