The candidate of the APC in the Saturday held gubernatorial elections in Bayelsa state have expressed his frustration over the decision of INEC to cancel elections in Southern Ijaw area of the state. The ex governor claimed that elections took place in that area and it was not right for INEC to cancel the results while the collation was being awaited.
“In Sagbama, there were no electoral materials. PDP thugs snatched the materials, wrote the results and it was accepted because it favoured the PDP.
“The same thing applied im some parts of Nembe, Yenagoa and Ogbia. We raised the alarm, reported the matter but our complaints were set aside because the PDP won. This whole election was set up for the PDP to win. I wonder why the APC was allowed to contest”.
“The election of Southern Ijaw was held on the 6th. The results were coming on the 7th after the election had been concluded. The REC did not cancel it when it was being conducted.
“APC will not take this cancellation. The REC has no power to cancel an election that has taken place. It is only a returning officer that has power to cancel an election.”
The whole elections was declared inconclusive and INEC will fix a date for the supplementary elections.