Henry Seriake Dickson, Bayelsa State Governor

Bayelsa: We’re not aware of any court injunction on LG polls–BYSIEC Chairman

NEWS DIGEST–The Bayelsa State Independent Electoral Commission has said that was not aware of any court order restraining it from the conduct of council elections in the state.

Chief Remember Ogbe, Acting Chairman of BYSIEC, said this on Tuesday, at a stakeholders’ meeting with representatives of political parties in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital.

He also disclosed that 30 political parties were contesting the Local Government elections across the eight Local Government Areas scheduled to hold on August 10.

Ogbe, who reassured that there was no going back on the August 10 date, said that the commission was ready for the polls and would follow its timetable religiously.

He said, “Unequivocally, the Commission wishes to state that we are unaware of such (court injunctions) and as such all activities will go on as scheduled.

“However, if such development is brought to our notice, BYSIEC will treat it appropriately and accordingly,” Ogbe said.