However, Gov Seriake Dickson’s spokesman, Fidelis Soriwei, has alleged that the attack was carried out by thugs of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
He wrote on the wall of his verified Facebook account that, “Thugs of the All Progressives Congress led by Gabriel Jonah and one Kodjo Samfired at members of the Peoples Democratic in a bid to prevent the gubernatorial rally of the party for Nembe Local Government Area.
“The attackers also opened fire at the Protocol bus of the Bayelsa State Government House at a junction between Bassambiri and Ogbolomabiri.
“One of the PDP members died of gunshot injuries while several others sustained serious injuries and have been rushed to the hospital.
“Meanwhile, Bayelsa State Governor, the Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson, has insisted that the rally must go on.
“The Governor who condemned the violence urged the security agencies to take full control of the situation for the PDP rally to hold peacefully.”