The Bayelsa state governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM), Moses Siasia, has called on Bayelsans to let peace reign in the state following the declaration of the governorship election inconclusive.
Siasia reminded other governorship candidates of the peace accord they signed before the election and their various commitments to a non-violent election with the Inspector General of Police and INEC chairman.
“I urge Bayelsans to embrace peace and shun violence. We have lost souls in the course of this election. We cannot afford to lose our own brothers and sisters because of our ambition.
“The other governorship candidates must remember the peace pact we all signed before the poll. They must urge their supporters to embrace peace. Who will we govern over if there is violence and political instability in the land? How do we deliver electoral promises when violence is the order of the day?
“We must begin to look beyond do or die politics and develop our state, the glory of all lands,” he said.
He urged his supporters not to join those protesting on the street of Bayelsa or participating in violent activities.
“Our party members should not join those involved in violent activities. We are a party of ideas with plan for the future and therefore, we must set example for other parties to follow”.
He reiterated his earlier call for the disqualification of political parties involved in violent activites, electoral fraud from the December 5 governorship election.
“The violence in Southern Ijaw on Saturday and Sunday proves that the election was marred with violence and irregularities and I use this opportunity to once again call for the disqualification of political parties involved in the irregularities and violence because this show of character totally contravenes the electoral act.”