Bayelsa Decides: Dickson Calls for Protest During Collation


Tension gripped Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital as residents waited for the arrival of results of the governorship election from two local government areas of Nembe and Southern Ijaw.

Security was beefed up in the state capital with four Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) deployed round the state collation centre.

Detachment of ant-bomb squad, anti-riot policemen and soldiers took over some strategic areas in Yenagoa to forestall breakdown of law and order.

The Governor of the state, Mr. Seriake Dickson, was live on the state owned Radio Bayelsa protesting the electoral process at time he was leading APC with over 28,000 votes.

Dickson asked residents to hit the streets at 2pm for a rally to protest what was happening at the collation centre and vowed to lead the protest.

The governor who fielded questions from listeners said: “There will be a rally to resist what is happening now. It is clear to me that security services have become an army of occupation”.