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Bayelsa Election: Offended Protesters Assault Dickson’s Non-public House


The private dwelling of the quick previous Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, was on Friday attacked by unknown protesters.

The assault comes simply hours after the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) issued a Certificates of Return to the Individuals’s Democratic Occasion (PDP) candidate, within the 2019 governorship election, Diri Douye.

Some offended protesters suspected to be loyal to the All Progressives Congress (APC) earlier within the day attacked the PDP secretariat in Yenagoa, the State capital, destroying properties.

Diri was issued the certificates of return following the Supreme Courtroom ruling which sacked APC candidate, David Lyon as Bayelsa State governor-elect.

The INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, instructed journalists throughout a briefing in Abuja that Diri was declared the winner of the November 2019 election after high INEC officers met to overview the outcomes of the election, with out the votes of the APC which have been voided by the court docket.

“The overall votes solid after excluding these of the APC now stand at 146,999. PDP polled 143,172 and scored 25 p.c as required by the legislation,” Yakubu mentioned in the course of the briefing.

See pictures from the assault beneath…


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