5 Parties drag Bayelsa govt to court
Five political parties in Bayelsa state have dragged the state government to court over its inability to conduct local government elections in the eight council areas, despite its initial promise of conducting the elections this year.
The parties which include Accord, NDP, NUP, RPN and PGM sued the Bayelsa state government in what they described as the only democratic option that needs to be followed.
Speaking on the issue at the end of a closed-door meeting with party members, the chairman Inter-party advisory council in Bayelsa state Victor Warinpre said more parties are behind them.
On their part, the SDP chairman and the Executive Director Campaign for Democracy and Development in Bayelsa state also frowned at the inability of BSIEC to conduct local government elections.
It will be recalled that the Bayelsa state governor Seriake Dickson had on November 15th 2017 constituted the current executives of the Bayelsa State Independent Electoral Commission(BSIEC), while eight months after caretaker chairmen still oversee the eight council areas.
Report by Dele Fasan