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General News of Saturday, 11 November 2023


'Allow elections to hold peacefully' - PDP Chieftain begs militants in Bayelsa

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Senator Shehu Sani has described as violent the kidnap of the Kogi SDP campaign council chairman as voting continues in the state.

The former Senator for Kaduna Central also urged militants hindering the process in Bayelsa to let the elections hold peacefully.

He made this known in a statement on X on Saturday, November 11.

"Militants in Bayelsa should allow elections to hold peacefully. I have watched the video clip of the blood-stained home of the Kogi SDP campaign council chairman. That is violence not democracy," he wrote.

His call comes after armed thugs reportedly invaded polling units in the Southern Ijaw and Sagbama local government areas of Bayelsa.

Daily Trust reports that the gunmen hijacked election material in the affected areas.

The Agorogbene units 6, 7, and 8 in ward 11 of Southern Ijaw were the first to be attacked by the hoodlums while voters who attempted to stop the gunmen were shot at. reports that the election materials from five out of the seven polling units were also seized.