Reports reaching our news desk say despite the bomb scare which rocked the PDP secretariat yesterday as voting got underway in the Bayelsa State capital, Yenagoa, Governor Dickson may have seized the grounds. Exit polls results show that Dickson’s supporters have captured a staggering number of ad hoc delegates. Bayelsa State has a total of 105 wards and electors at the ongoing congresses of the PDP were expected to return three delegates from each of the wards. Many are yet to cite Timi Alaibe whose forces reportedly ran into a brick wall, but counting by officials of the party sent to supervise the exercise continued most of Friday night. Alaibe who has become a perennial governorship aspirant is believed to have the back of former President Goodluck Jonathan. Jonathan and Dickson have been lurked in battle, following a struggle over who should produce the next gubernatorial candidate of the PDP. Apparently, the newly elected council chairmen and councillors were the target of Dickson’s rivals who believed they were to qualify as automatic candidates. But from the run of events, the new helmsman at the grassroots may have ensured victory for their camp hoc. From what we know, Dickson’s men may have swept most of the local government council areas, meaning that voting in the gubernatorial primaries might be a mere formality. There are reports that petitions alleging malpractices against the State governor and his associates may have been forwarded to the PDP Secretariat in Abuja. A source at the PDP secretariat affirmed that the party has received complaints, relating to the conduct of the exercise. Our correspondent reports that there were celebrations amongst Dickson’s supporters Friday night as results trickled in.
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