Bayelsa State Governor, Duoye Diri, and the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 11, 2023 governorship poll in the state have been trading words with each other
Gubernatorial Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Governor Diri accused Timipre Sylva of being behind electoral violence recorded in the Nembe-Bassambiri area of the state, alleging that he has been violent in every election.
“Timipre Sylva has been violent in every election”.
“We have been raising the issue of the violent character and person of Timipre Sylva. Over the years, in every election he is involved in, you experience violence, you experience lawlessness, and even in Nembe-Bassambiri, the name and the character behind what is happening in Nembe-Bassambiri is Timipre Sylva,” Diri said.
Meanwhile, the candidate of the APC, Timipre Sylva has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and security agents of harassing his supporters.
“There is a lot of violence from the PDP trying to molest our voters with security (agents). In fact, in some cases, it is believed by our people that we are running election, not against PDP, but against security (agents) but we are containing it,” Sylva said.
The APC candidate pointed at security agents especially the Army, alleging that they are playing on the side of the PDP.