Abuja - The Movement for the Survival of the
Niger Delta Indigenes (MOSAINDI) has expressed its opposition to the alleged
militarisation of the Bayelsa State, where governorship elections were recently
“We wish to express our concern over what is evolving in
the Bayelsa State Governorship election. We noticed the high presence of the
military and police in the name of monitoring the governorship election last
weekend,” MOSAINDI Spokesperson, Godgift Edigbe, said.
“To say the least, it was as if the military had taken
over in the state.
However, we out of our self determination stand wish to
remind the Mohammadu Buhari led Federal Government to retrace his step.”
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Edigbe said EdigbeHe should take a cue from the former
president Goodluck Jonathan, who inp site his ambition, maintained all
electoral democracy without intimidation, hence the world respected him for
“Let intimidation, via the use of military stop in
Bayelsa as MOSENDI would no longer tolerate such brute use of power against the
Bayelsa people must be allowed to vote in who they want
to rule them as further act of military intimidation would be met with adequate
action of the youths,” he said.
The organisation also alleged the All Progressives
Congress- led Federal Government was “desperately” attempting to impose the
party’s governorship candidate, Timipre Sylva.
Seriake Dickson of the People’s Democratic Party (PD) is
the incumbent in the poll that has been declared inconclusive after voting
could not take place in the highly volatile Southern Ijaw Local Council of the
- CAJ News