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Bayelsa APC, PDP bicker over defacing of flag bearers’ campaign bill boards, posters

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YENAGOA—THE two leading political parties in Bayelsa State, the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday, traded words over claims of demolition and defacing of campaign bill boards and posters of their flag bearers.

Ex gov Timipre Sylva and Gov Seriake Dickson
Timipre Sylva and Gov Seriake Dickson

The Director of Media and Publicity of the PDP Restoration Campaign Organisation, Jonathan Obuebite, at a rally organised by the non-indigene groups in the state in support of the PDP flag bearer, Governor Seriake Dickson, accused the APC of “destroying bill boards and posters belonging to the PDP.”

Obuebite also accused the APC of sending threatening text messages to Bayelsans with the aim of intimidating the electorate ahead of the December 5 poll.

But in a swift reaction, the Director of Media and Publicity of Sylva /Igiri Campaign Organisation, Nathan Egba, told Vanguard that the PDP was crying wolf where there was none, insisting that it was the PDP that had adopted violence as its main campaign weapon.

Egba accused the PDP of continuously molesting and harassing APC members across the state.

He said: “The PDP is crying wolf where there is none, for the simple reason that members have adopted violence as their main campaign weapon instead of issues.

It is the PDP that has continuously molested harassed and intimidated our members across the state. Don’t forget they destroyed our tipper trucks and injured some of our members on the day we carried out the sanitation exercise. After that, they burnt canopies and chairs belonging to our members, stabbed our members  and injured some in front of the Bayelsa Volunteers Office at Okaka area of Yenagoa.”

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