Accreditation is underway as a minor uproar amongst supporters of rival candidates compelled men of the Nigerian police to use tear gas to restore normalcy.
Saharareporters gathered that political thugs loyal to the aspirants were blocking delegates on opposing camps while paving the way for delegates from their camp to gain access to the venue.
The development got heightened when one of the candidates Timi Alaibe arrived the venue, but the intervention of police officers on duty quickly saved the day.
Some delegates, however, applauded the procedure being used for the All Progressive Congress (APC) Gubernatorial primary.
At the Samson Sisia Stadium venue of the primaries, delegates were being screened according to a list made up of 12 delegates from each of the 105 wards in Bayelsa.
Some of the delegates said that the procedure was rigorous but worth the while, stressing that the conduct so far was smooth and well organized.
One of the delegates told our reporter that the procedure was aimed at producing a credible candidate through a primary election that will reflect the will of the people.
“The procedure here for the accreditation is ongoing; we have been screened before today, and we are here again for another screening; I must say that it is a nice development.
“For you to be a Delegate for this party primary election, you must have the Permanent Voters’ Card (PVC), National Identity Card or International Passport.
“APC is leading the way in today’s primary election will set standard for other parties to emulate, it is not the case with some other parties that few individuals will anoint a candidate and impose on the rest of us”, the delegate said.
Chairperson of the seven-member Bayelsa Primaries Committee, Governor Adams Oshiomhole had earlier met with 19 aspirants jostling for the ticket of the APC for the governorship poll scheduled for December 5 in Bayelsa.