Some members of the committee that will conduct the government primaries of the All Progress Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State yesterday expressed their fears and concern over the security situation of the state. Just as the committee was been briefed on how to go about the activities of the day, a member of the committee Hon Chinedu Eluemunoh, raised the issue of volatility of the state and the impeding violence that may mar the electoral process on Saturday.
He said,” we are worried about the volatile environment where the primary election will take place, we are of the hope that adequate security will be provided in the course of discharging our duties “.
Responding to the security concerns, the national organising secretary of the party, Mr. Osita Izunaso assured that the Bayelsa Police command and the state security service will be on hand to ensure the safety of lives and properties during and after the primaries.
Isunazo also informed that the requisite means of identification for all the delegates will be their “permanent voters card (PVC), international passport and National Identity cards” stressing that no other means of identity should be accepted by the committee members for identification by the delegates.
The APC national organising secretary also reminded members of the committee to forward any petition that may come to their table after the conduct of the primary to the appeal committee that will be setup before the end of the election.
The secretary of the committee, Senator Ishaq Salman, speaking on behalf of the Edo State governor assured that the committee will do its best to ensure a free fair and credible primary in the history of the party. The APC had last Wednesday setup a 7 man committee for the election which will be chaired by Edo State governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
– Dyepkazah Shibayan, Abuja