The police have imposed a three-day dusk to dawn curfew in Bayelsa state over widespread violence as a result of the sacking of David Lyon, candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the March election, as governor-elect.
The supreme court had annulled Lyon’s victory in the election on the grounds that Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo, his running mate, presented forged certificates to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Following the ruling, some supporters of the APC had trooped to the streets of Yenagoa, the state capital on Friday morning, chanting “No Lyon, no governor”.
Circulating reports claim APC thugs started bonfires on major roads shutting down commercial activities. Some aggrieved protesters had broken into the Yenagoa residence of Duoye Diri, the whom INEC has declared governor-elect, vandalising several cars and also the PDP Secretariat in the state, the Cable reports.
According thet reports from News Scroll, the dusk-to-dawn curfew is from Friday, February 14, 2020 to Sunday, February 16, 2020, from the hours of 8pm to 6am. Members of the public are also advised to to stay indoors as security operatives would be out to arrest and prosecute anyone who violated the curfew.
APC thug's vandalize and set Bayelsa PDP secretariat ablaze.
Their knack for violence us unrivalled. It's a good thing they lost at the Supreme Court. @PoliceNG @DemolaRewaju @segalink pic.twitter.com/ZICeCXo8nW
— Ebikels™ (@EbikilaWilliams) February 14, 2020
Inline With Adam Oshiomole message of violence, some of his followers in Bayelsa state stormed Governor Seriake Dickson residence in Opolo, Bayelsa State, destroy the outgoing governor's personal vehicles and other properties worth millions of naira. pic.twitter.com/xElnzsSrRu
— Usman Okai Austin (@Oma_igala1) February 14, 2020
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