The Bayelsa Stakeholders Forum expresses deep concern over the alleged manipulation of results in certain polling units in Nembe and Brass Local Governments during the governorship election held yesterday. Our forum, consisting of diverse stakeholders committed to upholding the principles of democracy, is disturbed by reports of irregularities that have compromised the integrity of the electoral process in these areas.

Numerous reports from our observers and concerned citizens on the ground have highlighted instances of voter suppression, ballot box tampering, and other forms of electoral malpractice. These incidents, if left unaddressed, pose a serious threat to the credibility and fairness of the entire electoral exercise. What was witnessed some of these polling units, undermines every credibility, that may come out of the election. We wish to alert the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, that what is being brandished in some of the polling units are stolen votes. For instance, in about 6 communities in the two Local government areas of Brass and Nembe, results were merely written without any accreditation or voting. These polling units include Okpoama, Brass ward 4 and Ewoama/Fantuo ward 3, Bassambiri wards 4, 5, 6, 7, and Oluasiri-Nembe Ward 11, 12 aand 13.

In light of these troubling developments, the Bayelsa Stakeholders Forum demands an immediate cancellation of results in these polling units and others, where noticeable electoral fraud have been perpetrated. Given the gravity of the manipulations, we advocate for the cancellation of votes in the identified polling units. This measure is essential to ensure that the true will of the people is accurately reflected in the final results.


We emphasize the need for transparency and accountability of our election and not subject same to the desperation of some politicians

The Bayelsa Stakeholders Forum remains committed to the principles of fairness, justice, and the promotion of a democratic society. We believe that addressing these concerns is crucial to upholding the sanctity of the electoral process and ensuring that the voices of the people are heard without interference.

We call on all relevant stakeholders, including INEC, security agencies, and civil society organizations, to join hands in safeguarding the integrity of our democratic institutions.

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