Politics Bayelsa Election: Security Beefed Up In Yenagoa As Supreme Court Rules



Residents of Yenagoa woke up on Tuesday morning to witness increased security amidst tension around Government House and strategic areas of the capital in anticipation of Supreme Court judgement on Bayelsa governorship poll.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yenagoa reports that all the roads leading to Onopa, the seat of government were blocked by armed security men.

Motorists and other commuters were forced to seek alternative routes to their destinations.


The Supreme Court will deliver judgment on the legal tussle between Governor Seriake Dickson of the Peoples Democratic Party, who was declared winner of the poll and Timipre Sylva, the APC candidate who challenged the victory.

Mr. Sylva had approached the election petitions tribunal which upheld Dickson’s election.

Not satisfied by the verdict of the tribunal, the APC candidate took his case to the Appeal Court which also affirmed the decision of the tribunal.

NAN however reports that in spite of the heavy presence of security men deployed to strategic locations, the capital remains calm.