Protesters torch PDP secretariat in Bayelsa

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Protesters stormed the secretariat of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, setting part of the building ablaze.

According to Vanguard, the aggrieved residents, protesting the Supreme Court judgment, threw bonfires at the premises of the PDP secretariat.

It was, however, learned that the fire affected the generator and security houses.

The protesters further visited their angst on the judiciary complex as they attempted to burn part of the building.

But the quick intervention of the state fire service reportedly stopped the raging fire at the PDP secretariat and the judiciary complex.

The protesters, who occupied major roads, reportedly attacked the Radio Bayelsa complex.

They were said to have vandalised some equipment and torched vehicles parked at the premises.

Their presence created panic forcing employees to flee their offices for fear of being killed.

The situation at the East-West Road especially the Kaiama axis in Kolokuma-Opokuma Local Government Area was reportedly terrible.

The protesters were said to have taken over the expressway, stopped vehicular movement and kept travelers stranded.

They set bonfires on the major road as they insisted that Lyon must be sworn in as the governor of the state.

It would be recalled that the court had yesterday sacked the All Progressives Congress (APC) governor-elect of Bayelsa State, Mr. David Lyon on the grounds that his deputy, Mr. Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo presented a forged certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The court therefore ordered INEC to immediately declare the party with the highest number of lawful votes and geographical spread.

With the judgment, the candidate of the PDP, Mr. Douye Diri, who came second in the November 16 governorship election in the state became the beneficiary of the court ruling.

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