LP ACCUSES PDP OF STOCK-PILING ARMS IN BAYELSA
The Labour Party (LP) in Bayelsa State has alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is stock-piling arms as part of its plot to rig the 2011 elections in favour of its candidates.
It has therefore called on the inspector-general of police, the chief of army staff and the director-general of the State Security Service (SSS) to be on red alert and prevent bloodshed in Bayelsa State.
But the PDP has dismissed the allegations as tissues of lies, pointing out that the LP is crying wolf because of its imminent failure at the polls.
The Publicity Secretary of the of the LP, Priye Julius, in a press briefing, said in violation of the promise of President Goodluck Jonathan that the 2011 elections would be credible, the PDP government led by Governor Timipre Sylva had perfected plans to cause mayhem so as to intimidate the electorate.
Expressing worry on the increasing violence in some parts of the country, Julius who maintained that Bayelsa remained a flash point in the 2011 elections, said the PDP in tandem with ex-militants and the security outfit, Operation Famutangbei want to suppress the wishes of the people.
It therefore reminded Jonathan that he should be aware of the ugly and impending danger in Bayelsa, stressing that all eyes were on the state because it is his home state. The publicity secretary of the PDP Ene Ketebu in an interview said the PDP did not need arms to win elections as it had vigorously campaigned to deserve victory in the 2011 elections.