YENAGOA (Sundiata Post) – A bloody fight was on Tuesday averted in Bayelsa State as suspected supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) clashed with the campaign convoy of Governor Seriake Dickson.
The Bayelsa State governorship election has been scheduled for December 5.
The incident happened at the popular Swali Market in Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state.
The incident would have degenerated into a bloody brawl but for the prompt intervention of security aides attached to the governor’s convoy.
Describing the attack as barbaric and undemocratic, the Director of Publicity, Restoration Campaign Organisation, Hon. Jonathan Obuebite, said the attack lends credence to what the people of Bayelsa have always known that the APC is a violent party.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”70560″]
The statement reads: “Clearly, the APC in Bayelsa State is not prepared for any election. They are prepared for war but as a disciplined party, as a peaceful party and with a governor like Dickson who came to restore peace in Bayelsa State.
“We advise all our supporters not to allow themselves to be provoked by the APC and its brand of violence politics. We must preach peace at all times and maintain law and order because we are people of peace.”