Ahead of the gubernatorial election scheduled to hold in Bayelsa State on November 16, a video of Bayelsa State lawmaker, Hon. Wilson Ayakpo Dauyegha in physical fight with the All Progressives Congress (APC) chairman in the state, Hon. Jothan Amos has surfaced.
The fight between the state’s APC Chairman and Dauyegha, a known political ally of the immediate past Minister of State for Agriculture, Heineken Lokpobiri, occurred just after the lawmaker representing Ekeremor Constituency II in the Bayelsa state House of Assembly tore a paper he was given to sign.
Eyewitnesses claimed that the fight was centered on the mode of party gubernatorial primary. While Lokpobiri is pushing for an indirect primary, the party chairman seems to have adopted the direct primary option. Hon Dauyegha was heard saying in the viral video “What kind of chairman are you? You are a stupid chairman. I’ll deal with you.”
Here is a video of the fight;
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Lawmaker assaults Bayelsa APC chairman over adoption of direct primaries _ A video showing Wilson Dauyegha, minority leader of the Bayelsa house of assembly, attacking Jotham Amos, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, has surfaced on social media. _ It is not clear when the footage was shot, but Fatimah Oyelami, a social media influencer, shared the video on Twitter on Thursday saying “a member of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly Hon Wilson Dauyegha attacked the chairman of the APC in Bayelsa State Hon Jothan Amos (ESQ) and he also vandalized the party’s property over a joint resolution on Direct primaries for the party primaries,”