The All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate in the ongoing governorship election in Bayelsa State, Chief Timipre Sylva, has condemned the siege and attack to Minister of State for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Chief Heineken Lokpobiri’s house at Oporoma by thugs.
Sylva spoke after he was accredited at 11.41am along with his Wife, Alayingi Silva at Eseni Square, Unit 4, Ward 4n Okpoama-Brass.
The APC candidate also faulted the many incidents of failed card readers even as he expressed optimism that having had a successful campaign, victory is sure for him.
Silva also disclosed that intelligence report led to the arrest of several thugs by operatives of the Joint Task Force at Odioma, while floating on the river waiting for him yesterday.
He also alleged that there were infiltrations by thugs of opposition parties from Delta and Rivers States.
“We got security reports of infiltrations by PDP thugs but it seemed to be ignore by security owing to maybe conflicting reports.
“Here there is peace, everyone is allowed to exercise his franchise. You can see that there iis peace here.
“My card was read well but while in the line I noticed many people were failed by the card reader. I want INEC to up this technology, it gives me some worry, but in all it is going well.
“The other party didn’t want election from what we can see with the proliferation of thugs and violence. The Minister was attacked, he called me that his house has been attacked, we called for security reinforcement and he is safe now”, Sylva said.