Friday, 22 March 2013


Bayelsa State today, holds another Local Government elections to choose credible leaders to pilot the  affairs of the third tier administrative system. The governor of Bayelsa State Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson  had constituted the State Electoral Commission with a team believed to be of impeccable character worthy of being good umpire. Dickson's choice of Chief Blessing Ipigansi Ijagara as Chairman of the Commission with the rest of the appointees is a major challenge upon the shoulders of Commission that will be played out today.
The Commission's Chairman, Chief Ijagara had on Thursday during a press briefing  assured the people of the State of preparedness to conduct a credible, free and fair polls. He charged political parties and the electorate to be law abiding during the exercise emphasizing that distribution of materials will get to their destinations in the 8 Local Government Areas on Schedule.
To that end the secretariat of the State Independent Electoral Commission{SIEC}Friday was a beehive of activities with Chairmanship and Councilor ship Candidates and some party faithfuls jostling for space and cross checking their names in the list of candidates.
The Security arrangement was tight as stern looking policemen and other mufti security officers at the background made the gate area very orderly. The office was busy into the night and observers have expressed the thoroughness in the arrangement as unprecedented with a very high expectationof a truly credible polls.
 Analyst are of the opinion that the exercise is just a mere window dressing that has nothing to do with transparency, nor sincerity, and that those to hold the various positions have been selected ahead of the election  only waiting to be announced.. 


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