Ex-militants declare APC unwanted in Delta riverine communities

[ELECTION 2015] Ex-militants declare APC unwanted in Delta riverine communities

Ex-Niger Delta militants in Delta State, led by “General” Goddey Smith, aka Bounanawei, King of the Forest, have stopped the All Progressives Congress, APC, from campaigning in the riverine Burutu Local Government Area of the state. The ex-militants chased a senatorial candidate, Mr. Temisan Omatseye and his entourage from campaigning in the area on Monday, according to Dailypost. They said, “No party other than the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is allowed to campaign in the locality.” Omatseye confirmed to newsmen that he was harassed by the militants. Meanwhile, Mr. Yemi Emiko, who maintained that he was the bonafide Delta South senatorial candidate of the party, said, “Omatseye is not known by the APC in Delta State as a senatorial candidate, I am the candidate of the party.”

Omatseye said he and his entourage were harassed and told to leave Burutu Rivers, adding that the ex-militants did not hurt them, but escorted them back to Warri. He however disputed the claim by Emiko that he was not the senatorial candidate of the party, adding that the legitimate candidate would be decided by the court. The ex-militants reportedly seized video cameras and other gadgets from Omatseye and his entourage and advised them to vacate in his own interest. Bounanawei said: “I want to make it categorically clear that no political party in Nigeria, apart from the Peoples Democratic Party will be allowed to campaign in Delta riverine communities.”

[ELECTION 2015] Ex-militants declare APC unwanted in Delta riverine communities

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