Breaking News – Protest rocks Bayelsa state
Protests have rocked different parts of Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, following the Supreme Court’s judgement that stopped the inauguration of Chief David Lyon as the governor of the state.
Reports indicates that thousands of women took to the streets blocking major roads to protest the judgement insisting that no handover of power would be conducted in the state without Lyon.
The No Lyon, No Governor demonstration was spontaneous as people freely joined the protest that had few placards.
Riots was said to have broken out after the court’s announcement with youths blocking major highways and burning tires. The youths, who sang in solidarity displaying the flags of the All Progressives Congress (APC), refused to vacate the roads leaving motorists and commuters stranded.
One of the commuters, who spoke in confidence, said she ran into the obstacle created by the rioters describing her experience as terrible.
She said: “It was a terrible experience when I ran into them. They refused to vacate the major road. There was no vehicular movement of any sort. People were forced to return to their homes”.