Bayelsa 2019 elections: Police summon chieftains of PDP, APC, others over peaceful conduct

Authorities of the Beyelsa state police command has summoned the chieftains of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), the All Progressive Congress (APC) and other existing political parties in the state to a meeting over the peaceful conduct of campaigns and elections in the state.

The meeting, which will hold today Thursday at the state police headquarters in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital, according to the Bayelsa police command, is expected to be attended by all political party chairmen and the candidates contesting in the forthcoming general elections.

The spokesman to the Bayelsa state command, Asinim Butswat, who confirmed the development, said the meeting is a stakeholders meeting with the state commissioner of police.

Meanwhile, the traditional authorities of Twon Brass in Brass local government area of the state has met with all candidates and supporters of the various political parties in the area over peaceful conduct and stop to violent clashes.

The meeting, which was well attended, was able to reconcile politicians aggrieved from the 2015 and 2016 general and governorship elections in the state.

At the end of the meeting, the paramount ruler of Twon Brass, HRH King Alfred Diette Spiff, in his proclamation dated ordinance 01/2019, declared that “all secret cults and related associations/activities are hereby outlawed in Twon Brass kingdom in line with extant laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“That all dealers of illicit and or hard drugs are hereby ordered to stop henceforth or risk losing the privilege of continually living in Twon Brass Kingdom.

“That all consumers of illicit or hard drugs are HEREBY ORDERED TO STOP, in the alternative, they are ordered to leave the Kingdom or shall be arrested by Seriyai’s security and handed over to relevant security agency (Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency) for prosecution and the Kingdom shall testify against the such person(s)”.

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