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Assembly polls: PDP, APC boast of dominance in Bayelsa

Posted: Apr 7, 2015 at 10:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Igoniko Oduma Correspondent, Yenagoa


The defeat of President Goodluck Jonathan by Muhammadu Buhari in the March 28 presidential ballot has sparked off a ‘row’ between the Bayelsa State chapters of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) over the forthcoming  state Houses of Assembly election.

Both the PDP and the APC have boasted they would each dominate the 24-member Bayelsa State House of Assembly at the end of the exercise slated for April 11 by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

In a separate interview with our correspondent in Yenagoa on Monday, a member of the APC Board of Trustees (BoT) from the State, Peres Peretu and the state Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Osom Makbere, said their expectations were high their parties would win a majority of the seats.