The Governorship Candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State, Chief Timipre Sylva, has suffered a major setback following the cancellation of the over 24,000 controversial votes purportedly recorded in Ward 11, 12 and 13 of Mini, Ikensi and Oluasiri in Nembe Local Government by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The cancellation, which followed the protest by stakeholders, particularly members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) over the hijack of election materials by APC thugs in Nembe-Bassambiri and refusal to allow supporters of PDP to vote, was said to have thrown Sylva’s camp to confusion.
Sources alleged that votes purportedly recorded by the APC in the area were cooked voodoo votes.
The votes from Mini, Ikensi and Oluasiri communities were thereby cancelled after the INEC officials.
Confirming the development, an agent of one of the parties for the ward, Douglas Etulankimor Sampson, said it was regrettable for APC to deny almost 30,000 voters in the ward opportunity to cast their votes.