The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State, Mr Timipre Sylva, has discredited the allegations of electoral irregularities made against him by Bayelsa State Governor.
The PDP candidate, Governor Seriake Dickson, had alleged the involvement of national institutions such as the Police, Department of State Service and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in partisan politics.
While addressing a world press conference at the Government House Banquet Hall in Yenagoa, he also alleged that known perpetrators of violence were not being called for questioning by the security agencies.
Mr Sylva refuted the claims that these institutions were working to ensure the electoral victory of his party the APC.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate added that every talk of the use of federal might was the figment of the imagination of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Also in his reaction, the Minister of State for Agriculture, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, who was also indicted in the press briefing by Governor Dickson, said that the only violence recorded in the December 5 and 6 elections in Ekeremor Local Government Area was the violence meted out against him.
The trade of words between the two politicians is coming after INEC fixed January 9, 2016 for the supplementary election in Bayelsa State.