Bertola Perekeme, the Chairman of Bayelsa State Impartial Electoral Fee (BYSIEC), has resigned his place, the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) stories.
In his resignation letter dated Could 31, Perekeme cited threats to his life and that of his relations as causes for his choice.
Nevertheless, he hoped the event wouldn’t jeopardise the council polls scheduled for Aug. 10.
The resignation letter sighted by NAN in Yenagoa on Saturday was addressed to Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa.
NAN recollects that Perekeme had on April 27 postponed the election earlier slated for July 27, to Aug. 10, pledging that the polls might be free, truthful and credible.
The resignation raised doubts over the conduct of the Aug. 10 council elections within the eight native authorities areas of the state.
The resignation was confirmed in a press release signed by the state Commissioner for Data and Orientation, Mr Daniel Iworiso-Markson, in Yenagoa on Saturday.
Iworiso-Markson stated Gov. Dickson had accepted the resignation and thanked Perekeme for his companies to the fee, notably for setting in movement the method to conduct the Aug. 10 native council election.
Dickson assured that the council ballot would nonetheless go on, whatever the improvement, as different members of the fee had been in quorum to hold on with the enterprise of conducting hitch free council polls.
The assertion famous that probably the most senior member of the fee would take cost in appearing capability, pending the appointment of a substantive chairman.