Go About Your Legitimate Duties Without Fear

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Governor Douye Diri urges Bayelsans

A press statement by the Bayelsa State government  and signed by Ayiba Duba, Hon. Commissioner for Information has urged Bayelsans to go about their legitimate business without fear, let or hindrance. The statement further asserted that;

The government of Bayelsa State respects the right of its people to elect candidates of their choice in any poll and will continue to cooperate with all stakeholders to create an environment that endorses peaceful coexistence.

The state government offered  its heartfelt condolences to the Inspector General of Police and the entire Nigeria Police Force, on the unfortunate death of some officers on elections duty to Oporoma, in the Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, for the Bayelsa Central Senatorial bye-elections.

Furthermore, the state government urge INEC to ensure that the people will be allowed to vote, that their votes will be counted and most importantly, that their votes will count.

The Bayelsa State government further said, it hopes that unauthorised persons, including members of the security forces, party agents or observers will not interfere in the process of polling or the expression of the people’s right to elect candidates of their choice. It noted that it is of critical interest to our democratic journey that we continue to grow voter confidence, giving assurances that the outcome of our electoral contests are not perceived as products of violence, brigandage, intimidation or inhibition of the people from casting their votes according to their individual will.

The government thanked the good people of Bayelsa State for their maturity, support and being law-abiding in the course of its administration in what has been a difficult season.

The Bayelsa government stated that it is monitoring events from the various polling units and wards and will make appropriate statements as events unfold. It said it looks forward to a new era of elections in Bayelsa State, devoid of violence and bloodletting, where the manifest choices of the people will be reflected in the final results.

Finally, the State government said for the meantime, it encourages all citizens of Bayelsa to please feel free to continue to go about their legitimate businesses without fear, let or hindrance.

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