The All Progressives Congress has raised an alarm over alleged harassment of their members in Bayelsa State by the state governor, Seriake Dickson, ahead of the forthcoming governorship election in the state.
Speaking in an interview with journalists in Abuja, Tuesday,the party’s National Vice Chairman, South South, Hilliard Eta, warned that the party will not fold its hands and watch while the rights of its members were being trampled upon.
He stated that the party will do everything legally possible to ensure that the processes leading to the elections are not hijacked by the state government.
Eta assured all those aspiring to contest the election of a free, fair and transparent process in picking the candidate of the party during the elections scheduled to hold in December.
He allayed fears of a possible crisis in the state as a result of the massive movement of people from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the party, pointing out that having set a standard with the presidential primaries in Lagos, the APC can only aspire to raise the bar in the forthcoming elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states.
“You are all aware that there is a governorship election that is due in few months’ time. There is a peculiar situation in Bayelsa because, the governor, Seriake Dickson, is aspiring for a second term in office and also the fact that there have been significant movements of politicians from the PDP to the APC,” he said.