Bayelsa election: How INEC, security frustrated Dickson, PDP’s rigging plans – APC chieftain

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A founding member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Richard Kpodoh, has disclosed that the only reason Dickson, and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), were criticising the election was because security agencies and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) frustrated all their plans to compromise the electoral process.

Kpodoh also commended the military and the police for the roles they played in the just-concluded governorship election in Bayelsa State, saying they prevented skirmishes that could have led to loss of lives at the poll

The APC Chieftain who spoke in Yenagoa, on Wednesday, said for the first time in the history of elections in the state, nobody died at the poll insisting that the police and the military deserved commendations.

He called on other candidates that participated in the election to congratulate the APC, adding that the people of Bayelsa trooped out to their polling units to vote out the PDP and the administration of Dickson.

He said for the first time the people of Bayelsa were united in rejecting a system that had failed them, that the jubilation that greeted the victory of the APC was an indication that the outcome of the poll was a true reflection of the people’s wish.

He said: “The election was very free and fair. It was the best election so far that had been held in Bayelsa State. I also thank Bayelsans because they demonstrated their determination to change the present government. You know we have been enslaved for eight years. But thank God we’re free from slavery.

“The kind of jubilation we have witnessed on the streets following the declaration of the APC as the winner of the election has never happened before in Bayelsa”.

Kpodoh commended former President Goodluck Jonathan for playing the roles of a leader and statesman throughout the period of the election.

Jonathan has demonstrated leadership. He knows that the governor doesn’t like him and had never respected him despite everything he did to make him a governor.

“APC won because people were tried of Dickson and his autocracy and he believes he has all the powers. Dickson became power drunk. He had made so much money and he had no regard to anybody.

“People became quiet and waited for the judgement day. Dickson forgot that he was not God. But God on Saturday revealed himself to Dickson when the people rose up to kick against his government”, he said.

Kpodoh chided Diri following his claims that he won the election, adding that all the plans by Dickson to make Diri Bayelsa governor through the backdoor failed at the poll.

“I’m saying today that PDP has failed. Both the structures and the human beings inside have failed and the people gave them their verdict on Saturday. They should swallow the bitter pill and move on,” he said.

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  • ThankGod Deemua December 17, 2019 05:16:27 PM
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  • Daniel Forcha December 13, 2019 10:48:12 PM
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  • Bamidele bayode mathew December 9, 2019 10:10:07 PM
    A founding member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Richard Kpodoh, has disclosed that the only reason Dickson, and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), were criticising the election was because security agencies and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) frustrated all their plans to compromise the electoral process.
  • Peter Daniel December 9, 2019 08:15:05 PM
    Nice update
  • Yakubu Abdullahi December 7, 2019 01:06:09 PM
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  • Alechenu John Zion December 6, 2019 08:51:12 PM
    Very needful
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  • Sunday Ayobami December 4, 2019 11:26:09 PM
    Nice update
  • Onyedikachi Eugene Okoro December 3, 2019 12:03:12 PM
    Thanks for the update
  • Yakubu Abdullahi December 2, 2019 06:24:33 PM
    Interesting one
  • Ezekiel Emmanuel November 27, 2019 08:28:53 PM
    Nice update
  • ADEGBE MATHEW November 26, 2019 06:30:04 AM
    good update
  • Manasseh Stephen November 23, 2019 05:29:01 AM
    politics game
  • Chijioke Ibefuna November 22, 2019 11:46:56 AM
    Thank God for the people of Bayelsa
  • Anthony Godwin November 22, 2019 11:01:28 AM
    Nice update
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  • Yusuf Semilore November 22, 2019 06:33:09 AM
    Interesting facts
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