A STAKEHOLDERS’ meeting organised on Wednesday by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Bayelsa State ended abruptly, following the clashes between the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The meeting, initiated by the National Chairman of INEC, Prof, Yakubu Mahmood, with heads of security agencies in attendance, was designed by the commission to discuss burning issues with stakeholders for the November 16 governorship poll.
But their actions, which occurred at the interactive session of the event, caused tension and rowdiness in the hall.
Trouble started when the Chairman of the PDP Bayelsa Elders Forum, Dr. Francis Duokpola, alleged that some persons were chased out of their community and made to live in Yenagoa as Internally-Displaced Persons (IDPs) after the last general election in the state.
Meanwhile, Present at the meeting was INEC Chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Inspector General of Police Muhammad Adamu, represented by the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Abdulmajeed Ali and others.
Mahmood, who was disappointed at the development, called for vote of thanks and the national anthem to end the programme.