Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday condemned the alleged arrest of prominent members of the party in Bayelsa State by soldiers of 6 Division of the Nigerian Army led by the General Officer Commanding (GOC), Major Gen Jamil Sahram.
Bayelsa State PDP Chairman, Hon Moses Cleopas, accused the GOC of using the men under his command, especially the Commander of the Artillery Brigade, Lt Col Wase, to perpetrate electoral fraud in Bayelsa.
He said that Gen Sarham was spearheading the desperate attempt to rewrite the results of the election to rig it in favour òf the APC.
He said that soldiers under the command of Sarham had commenced indiscriminate of arrest PDP leaders in Ogbia.
Among those in custody are the Council Chairman, Hon Ebinyon Turner; two lawmakers, Hon Gibson Munalayefa and Mrs. Naomi Ogoli.
Cleopas lamented that while PDP members were being arrested and taken to unknown destination, the election results for Ogbia were also being rewritten.
The PDP chairman wondered why the Nigerian Army would allow itself to be used as a tool to subvert democracy in the country.
He said that the PDP had already won the election with the original results from the polling units where proper voting took place on Saturday.
He urged the observers to note the brazen acts of impunity by the Army to rig the election and subvert the will of the Bayelsa people.