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Newsmen escape death as politicians trade blame in Bayelsa

by CredibleNews

A boat conveying journalists in Bayelsa State was reported to have capsized.

The journalists were returning from the polling station when the boat sailing across the flooded parts of Sampou community on Nun River in Kolokuma Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa capsized and threw its four occupants into the water.

Valuable items belonging to the journalists were soaked in water but residents of the community ensured they came out alive..

Route leading to polling units 4, Ward 6, where the People’s Democratic Party candidate, Douye Diri voted was reportedly flooded.

 The All Progressive Congress, APC, has alleged that the People’s Democratic Party hijacked election materials before the commencement of the election in Bayelsa.

The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Yekini Diri said on his official Twitter handle that the PDP thugs were shooting sporadically in the area and made away with the materials for Ward 3,4,7,9 and 11.

However, residents of the capital city had been in fear when some suspected political thugs dressed in military uniforms were allegedly distributing guns to young men to instigate violence in the election.

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