Wednesday 6 January 2016

Bayelsa Election: Gov. Dickson campaign organisation calls for arrest of militant leader

Governor Seriake Dickson
The campaign organisation of Governor Seriake Dickson has called for the immediate arrest a militant leader, General Ogunbos for allegedly leading armed militants to invade Peremabri community in Southern Ijaw today in six armed gunboats.

In a statement by the Governor’s Campaign Organization signed by Jonathan Obuebite its Director of Publicity it said “Reports reaching our news desk says armed militants led by General Ogunbos, accompanied by military and civil defense personnel, this afternoon (Tuesday 5th January), invaded Peremabiri community in Southern Ijaw in six heavily armed gunboats, shooting sporadically as villagers scamper for safety”.

Obuebite, in a live telephone programme on state radio in Yenagoa yesterday, called for the immediate arrest of General Ogunbos, just as community leaders from Peremabiri reached out to the campaign office seeking government’s urgent intervention and the security agencies.

He alleged further that the attack on the riverine community is coming less than a day to the distribution of electoral materials in Southern Ijaw ahead of the supplementary election scheduled for this weekend.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), had announced on Monday, that it will commence distribution of electoral materials on Wednesday January 6.

Obuebite recalled that Governor Dickson had only yesterday, at a crowded world press conference, aired live on major Radio and TV stations across the country, drew the attention of the of the world to the plot by the APC to rig the election by unleashing violence and mayhem in the supplementary election scheduled for this weekend in Southern Ijaw.
His words: “I want to remind the public that Governor Dickson only yesterday while addressing a world press conference drew the attention of the public to a plot by the APC to rig the rerun election in Southern Ijaw by further unleashing violence and mayhem. The attack on Peremabiri by militants led by General Ogunbos has vindicated our position as a party.”
While condemning this act of violence on his people, Obuebite further called on the security agencies to swiftly mobilize its men to Peremabiri to arrest the situation and also bring the perpetrators to book.

Credit: PM News

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