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Account For Your Stewardship, Lokpobiri Tells Dickson



The minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, has faulted the claims against the All Progressives Congress (APC) and some leaders of the opposition party over alleged plot to perpetuate violence during the coming elections in Bayelsa State.

He advised Governor Seriake Dickson to focus on giving account of his stewardship to the people instead of resorting to frivolous allegations.

Lokpobiri, in a statement issued in Yenagoa by his media aide, George Oji, said that though the All Progressives Congress (APC) viewed  Dickson’s allegation as “another voyage of blame-game, the allegation comes as no surprise to those who are familiar with the political antics and deceit of the governor.”

The minister said that, “APC is not surprised at this recent allegation by Dickson. Suddenly, it has dawned on His Excellency that the game is up for him following last week’s protest rally led by the leadership of APC where the plot by the governor to use the police to kill, maim, cause violence and eventually rig the forthcoming elections in the state was exposed to the whole world.

“It is on record that Dickson is the one stockpiling arms and using the instrumentality of some security agencies to harass, intimidate and bully the people. It is also an indisputable fact that the governor has gone ahead to appoint militants as chairmen and vice chairmen of local government areas and to use them to continue to perpetrate violence across the state. Luckily, the security agents are now on red alert to deal with anybody caught fomenting trouble or instigating violence in the state.

“Only last week, some hoodlums, who were later found to be card-carrying members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were apprehended with guns molesting and harassing innocent citizens in Yenegoa, the Bayelsa State capital. These miscreants upon interrogation revealed the source and funders of the arms found in their possession.”

“The moving train is on in Bayelsa State and not even Dickson can stop the movement. The APC is moving in full force to reclaim the state, starting with a landslide victory at the presidential and National Assembly polls, which will take place on Saturday, February 16,” he said.