Joshua Maciver, deputy governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State, has been filmed inciting election violence in the state.
In a video made available to FIJ, Maciver can be seen addressing supporters in Twon Brass, a community in the state, on Sunday evening.
Maciver says in a blend of English and Pidgin English, “Our own is, let’s be prepared. On the 11th, don’t joke with anybody. If anybody misbehave for Twon Brass, chase am make he enter the sea, make hin die. Una de hear?
“Chase am make hin die. After all, no be that person go be the first person to die. So prepare and let’s show them that this time around, when we take it, we are taking it for final, no court movement.”
Maciver is running alongside Timipre Sylva, the party’s governorship candidate in the state’s November 11 governorship election.
With his statement generating furious reactions, FIJ called Butswat Asinim, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for comments. Asinim told FIJ he was unavailable to comment at press time.
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