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Scores injured as explosions rock campaign rally ground in Bayelsa

By Samuel Oyadongha, Yenagoa
Thousands of residents of Yenagoa who thronged the campaign rally of Beimo Rufus-Spiff, a governorship aspirant under the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Wednesday narrowly escaped death when two deafening explosions rocked the venue of the rally at Opolo Community Secondary School ground.

Scores of persons were injured in the wake of the confusion that engulfed the venue of the rally as all those present including journalists scampered for safety.

Beimoye Spiff, an indigene of Brass local government area like the incumbent governor, is one of the many aspirants determined to wrestle power from the latter.

He had declared shortly after the blasts, “No amount of bomb scare would make me jettison my ambition. Bayelsans should be free to vote for candidate of their choice. I will forge ahead with my campaign.”

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