By Akpokona Omafuaire
OKPOAMA - CHIEF Timipre Sylva, APC Governorship candidate was accredited at 11.41am along with his Wife, Alayingi Silva at Eseni Square, Unit 4, Ward 4n Okpoama-Brass.
Silva took time to condemn the siege and attack to Minister of State for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Chief Heineken Lokpobiri’s house at Oporoma by thugs.
He also picked holes in the many incidents of failed card reader, he however expressed optimism that having had a successful campaign he is certain of victory.
Silva disclosed that several thugs were apprehended yesterday by Joint Task Force at Odioma while floating in the river waiting for him.
He said that the intelligence of JTF led to the arrest. He also revealed that there were infiltrations by thugs of opposition parties from Delta, and Rivers State.
“We got security reports of infiltrations by PDP thugs but it seemed to be ignore by security owing to maybe conflicting reports.
“Here there is peace, everyone is allowed to exercise his franchise. You can see that there iis peace here.
“My card was read well but while in the line I noticed many people were failed by the card reader. I want INEC to up this technology, it gives me some worry, but in all it is going well.
The other party didn’t want election from what we can see with the proliferation of thugs and violence. The Minister was attacked, he called me that his house has been attacked, we called for security reinforcement and he is safe now.”
Vanguard gathered that the houses of the Acting State Chairman of PDP of Bayelsa, HRH Serena Dokubo and another party stalwart were attacked by opposition supporters at Brass in the morning.
Though he cannot be reached to comment on the situation as at press time.