Ahead of the Saturday’s supplementary governorship election in Bayelsa State, the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party has literally declared war, saying that members of the party were free to unleash their anger on anyone trying to manipulate the election.
It urged its members to use all means necessary in a democracy to resist any move by any one, including the All Progressives Congress, to rig the election.
The party said it was aware of alleged plots by the APC to use security operatives and officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission to attempt to produce fictitious votes and declare itself the winner.
It however vowed that any such bid would be greeted with resistance and dire consequences.
The PDP leadership in a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, early on Tuesday claimed that Southern Ijaw “is a well-known PDP stronghold” and that it would never accept any results that failed to reflect the will of the people.
Metuh issued the statement before he was arrested by some officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for alleged corruption.