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Bayelsa Polls: Massive Protest In Front Of INEC Office In Bayelsa Over Alleged Doctored Election Results In Nembe Bassambiri

There is a massive ongoing protest at the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission over 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 the alleged move by the top leadership of INEC to distort the votes in the Saturday election.

As early as 9 am the angry protesters blocked the busy Swali Road location of INEC to prevent the commission from accepting 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 the 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 is 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.

He stated further that the APC only wrote outrageous results that were not products of any voting.

“If what we are here for is allowed to go on, it would be a massive rape of democracy. We are here because we were disenfranchised in Nembe Bassambiri. And no voting took place there.

“Precisely on the 10th of Nov, to vote for our candidate, about 60 buses left Yenagoa, to Nembe Bassambiri with escort. When we got there, the SWAT team was blocking the entrance with other APC youths.

“They said we should come down. When one of our boys, Barr. Dilli came down, they manhandled him and he escaped by the whiskers. Thereafter, They started blocking them up to the extent that they threw tear gas at us. They said we cannot come in. So most of us were scared so they had to leave. There were no votes. No election, in Nembe Bassambiri Constituency 2 and 3.

“And we now found out that results started coming on social media. Results that were uploaded in the BVAS. And you see that these results are the kind of results that are so outrageous.

“We don’t know where they are coming from. So we are here to appeal to INEC. We are not coming to discourage INEC. We just want them to follow the rule of law, and ensure that they do what is right in line with Mr President’s resolve that there should be free and fair elections in this country.

“They manipulated everything. INEC should cancel Nembe Bassambiri’s results because there were no elections there.”

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