Bayelsa Guber Election: APC Candidate, Sylva Accuses Nigerian Military Of Compromise, Snatching Ballot Boxes | #NwokeukwuMascot
Mr Timipre Sylva, the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate has accused both the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Nigerian military of molesting voters in the ongoing governorship election.
Mr Sylva told journalists on Saturday after casting his ballot at Polling Unit 4, Dukuraku Central Open Space, Okpoama, Ward 4, Brass Local Government Area that the contest appeared to be between the APC and the security agents, particularly the military whom he accused of taking sides.
He said: “I am very confident that things will go for APC but we have some issues in units 3, 5 and 9 because the registers are not uploaded. We have escalated it to INEC and they accepted that it was a careless mistake on their part. I know why units in my ward were not uploaded.
“So far, in my unit things are going well but around the state we are following there is a lot of violence. PDP is doing quite a bit there trying to molest our voters with security. In fact, in some cases, it is believed that we are running this election not against PDP but against security. But we are contending with the situation and in the end we come out victorious.
“This morning I woke up with the story of one of my APC members being shot in Yenagoa. By afternoon, we heard the situation the military personnel had taken over some areas. In fact, in Biseni community the military is there to snatch ballot boxes.”