Protests break out in Bayelsa over election results


A massive protest is going on at the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over allegedly concocted election results from Nembe Bassambiri.

Top Bayelsa-based civil society operatives, women groups, youth groups, state and National Assembly members and other concerned citizens gathered at the office of INEC to protest alleged move by the top leadership of INEC to distort the votes in the Saturday election.

As early as 9am, the angry protesters blocked the busy Swali Road location of INEC to prevail on the commission not to accept the results from Nembe Bassambiri, which they said were concocted.

The Bayelsa State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Dambo Biriyai (SAN), told journalists during the protest that election did not take place in Nembe Bassambiri.

He called on INEC REC in the state, Mr Obo Effanga, and South South Commissioner for INEC, May Agbamuche-Mbu, to do what was right by rejecting the alleged fake results.

He stressed that PDP members who visited their country home of Bassambiri were prevented entry by the combined team of SWAT police and APC thugs.