Scores of delegates that will vote during the September 19 governorship primaries of the All Progressive Congress (APC), in Bayelsa state have gone into hiding over alleged threats and desperate scramble by aspirants within the party.
At the last count, 19 chieftains of the party including former governor Timipre Sylva and former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission ( NDDC), Mr. Ndutimi Alaibe have been screened for the governorship primary election.
Investigations indicated that the delegates, who are made up of state, local and Ward executives of the party, have gone into hiding to avoid threats from party loyalists close to one of the governorship aspirants While some of the delegates claimed that the threat from one of the aspirants camp was allegedly being issued by known state party executives, others claimed some other aspirants have made cash promises and better lodging before and after the governorship primaries.
Checks showed that the loyalists of one of the aspirants who were bent on ensuring that their candidate wins the ticket, have allegedly warned delegates not to allow any new comer reach out to them for votes.
A group known as Bayelsa Victory Frontier (BVF), in a statement issued by its spokesman, Ayibanoh Gibson, alleged that the threat against the APC delegates was becoming worrisome.