Police avert clash as PDP screens aspirants for Bayelsa LG polls
By Samuel Oyadongha
Yenagoa—The quick intervention by men of Bayelsa State Security outfit, Operation Door Akpor, yesterday, prevented supporters of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, from engaging in a free for all, as the party began the screening of 97 chairmanship aspirants for the forthcoming local government area elections in the state.
Meanwhile, the state governor, Mr. Seriake Dickson, has asked the Police and State Security Service, SSS, to conduct a detailed check on persons, who had expressed interest to run for offices in the forthcoming council elections.
The governor, it was learnt, had also called for a special PDP caucus meeting with leaders of the party in the local government areas slated for Sunday.
The leadership of the party is expected to formally present a report to the state governor on the party’s preparation for the forthcoming council polls in the state.
Governor Dickson, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Markson-Iworiso, directed the security agencies to vet the names and background of persons, who had expressed interest to run for offices in the forthcoming council elections.
Meantime, the screening process commenced at the party secretariat under the supervision of the Zonal Executive member of the party and former Speaker of Rivers State House of Assembly, Chief Cladius Enegesin.