Members of the committee that will conduct the governorship primaries of the All Progress Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State havy expressed their fears and concern over the security situation of the state, r
The committee, which is chaired by Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo, raised the concerns during the inauguration of the committee on Wednesday.
Chinedu Eluemunoh, one of the committee members, who spoke on behalf of other members, said they are worried about the volatile environment where the primary election will take place
He urged the leadership of the party to provise adequate secuting during the exercise.
Responding to the security concerns, the national organising secretary of the party, Mr. Osita Izunaso assured that the Bayelsa Police command and the state security service will be on hand to ensure the safety of lives and properties during and after the primaries.
The primary, billed to take place at the Samson Siasia Stadium in Yenagoa, was initially scheduled for September 19 but was postponed till September 22.
Isunazo also informed that the requisite means of identification for all the delegates will be their “permanent voters card (PVC), international passport and National Identity cards” stressing that no other means of identity should be accepted by the committee members for identification by the delegates.
The APC national organising secretary also reminded members of the committee to forward any petition that may come to their table after the conduct of the primary to the appeal committee that will be setup before the end of the election.
The secretary of the committee, Senator Ishaq Salman, speaking on behalf of the Edo State governor assured that the committee will do its best to ensure a free fair and credible primary in the history of the party. The APC had last Wednesday setup a 7 man committee for the election which will be chaired by Edo State governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.