Political Thugs Allegedly Hijack Ballot Boxes In Bayelsa State

The Candidate of the PDP in the Bayelsa East Senatorial district of the State identified as Chief Ipigansi Izagara has raised an alarm over alleged hijack of election materials in Nembe Basambiri and Okoroba areas of the state.

According to Chief Ipigansi Izagara, the shooting and hijack of materials were sponsored by the opposition party supporters and alleged that one individual has been murdered and five others injured during the clash which saw the election materials been hijacked in Nembe Basambiri and Okoroba areas of Bayelsa state.

Chief Ipigansi Izagara further stressed that the armed attack against PDP members started around 10 pm on Friday night with chasing out of PDP members in the area.

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Benjamin, a chieftain of the PDP from Okoroba community in Nembe council also alleged that:

“they have hijacked materials from our area with the assistance of soldiers ”that in ward 11,12 and 13 of the area, the materials have been diverted with the aide of security agents. “We have been waiting and did not see materials and ad-hoc staff from INEC. We learnt that they have been hijacked. Am at my unit 13 and no hope of voting.”

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