Security Agents Stop Journalists Movement In Bayelsa Election

Security personnel are reportedly preventing newsmen from covering the ongoing governorship election in Bayelsa state.

TheCable reports that the Bayelsa State Governorship election is currently ongoing.

In parts of Yenagoa, the state capital, soldiers and policemen denied accredited journalists and election observers vehicular movement despite explanation and identification. Asked by TheCable why the restriction, a soldier simply identified as Austin, said: “that is the order”.

Residents have also complained about the delay in starting the voting process.

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In some parts of the town visited by TheCable, INEC officials and election materials were not on ground while voters were stranded.

A resident, who simply identified himself as Obi expressed concern that “the election may not hold in some areas as INEC is not around”.

“You can see there is nothing here, it’s not even looking like election is holding. They may not conduct it,” he said.

Source: TheCable