APC Chieftain, Etta, Alleges Harassment Of Members In Bayelsa
Ahead of the December 5 Bayelsa governorship poll, the National Vice Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the South South, Prince Hilaard Etta has alleged that members of the party are being harassed by members of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) in Bayelsa state.
Speaking to reporters yesterday in Abuja, Etta remarked that the APC will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that the process leading to the elections were not hijacked by the Governor Seriake Dickson-led administration in Bayelsa state.
He said that the APC will not fold its hands and watch while the rights of its members are being trampled upon and assured all those aspiring to contest the election of a free, fair and transparent process in picking the candidate to fly the party flag during the elections.
Ruling out the possibility of crisis erupting in the state chapter of the party due to defection from the PDP, he assured that the party would live up to expectations by conducting a fair primaries for all those aspiring for the governorship of the state on the platform of the APC.
Recalling how the APC conducted a hitch free presidential primaries in Lagos, he said the party can only aspire to raise the bar in the forthcoming elections in Kogi and Bayelsa.
The APC Chieftain claimed that with the calibre of people moving into the party in Bayelsa state, the state government has become jittery and has began to arrest and intimidate party stakeholders and supporters, especially those aspiring to govern the state.