Curfew In Bayelsa As PDP's Diri, Deputy Are Sworn - In - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Friday, February 14, 2020

Curfew In Bayelsa As PDP's Diri, Deputy Are Sworn - In

•Governor Douye Diri

Kelvin Ogbebor, Yenagoa

The Candidate of the Peoples' Democratic Party(PDP), Douye Diri, on Friday evening took his Oath of Office after he was sworn in.

Diri was sworn in by the state Chief Judge, Justice Kate, who administered the Oath of Office and allegiance on Diri in the Government House, Yenagoa, the state capital.

His running mate, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, also was sworn in, took his Oath of office and allegiance just as the Bayelsa Police Command imposed dusk - to - dawn curfew in the state.

The state’s Commissioner of Police, Uche Anozia, announced the curfew while briefing  the press on Friday as the state boils over Supreme Court judgement on Thursday that voided the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship candidate, David Lyon and his Deputy.

Anozia, who addressed reporters alongside heads of other security agencies in the Government House, Yenagoa, said the curfew would take effect on Friday and ends on Sunday.

According to Anozia, the curfew would hold between 8 pm and 6 am during the period with a  warning that anyone who violates the curfew would be arrested and prosecuted.

The Commissioner further said that the curfew followed the violent protests that shook the state capital on Friday morning when the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the November 2019 election, Douye Diri, was issued a Certificate of Return by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

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