Bayelsa: Pandemonium as PDP governorship primary turns chaotic


There is pandemonium in Yenogoa, Bayelsa state capital, venue of ongoing governorship primary election put together by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of November poll.

Report says thugs wearing campaign vests of an aspirant engaged security operatives in a shootout at the accreditation venue.

The miscreants, chanting the name of the aspirant, were said to have attempted in vain to breach the security at Ijaw House, the Nation reports.

According to the report, they detonated an explosive close to the venue and shot continually at the Ijaw House.

An innocent teenager, who was said to be running errands, was reportedly hit by a bullet and seen bleeding from his private parts.

It was gathered that the shooting caused heightened tension around the venue, where a large number of security operatives were deployed to prevent breakdown of law and order.

Journalists and other observers including some policemen were said to have run to safety as the sound of the gunshots fired by thugs rented the air.

There were fears of a plot by some aspirants to disrupt the internal election and forced the relocation of the primaries’ to another state.

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