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No impeachment scare in Bayelsa —Govt

YENAGOA—Bayelsa State government has dismissed insinuations of an impeachment scare in the state, and described reports on the issue as a figment of the writers’ imagination.

Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Doifie Ola, said in a statement that there was no iota of truth in reports that impeachments moves were being moved against the governor, saying the recent alarm raised by the governor was not in the context of an impeachment.

“Our attention has been drawn to reports in a section of the media last weekend about a purported impeachment move in Bayelsa State. These jaundiced reports made reference to last Thursday’s statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the Bayelsa State Governor, Mr. Doifie Ola, where he alerted the public about a grand design by a group of self-seeking elements to cause disaffection in the state by recalling some members of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly.

“We wish to state that the impeachment story is a figment of the imagination of the same group of people bent on causing disaffection in the state. These people have merely found a willing ally in a section of the media to sell a phantom impeachment story.

“Governor Timipre Sylva is enjoying the best of relations with the Bayelsa State House of Assembly. He is at peace with himself and the people of Bayelsa State. The governor has no cause to worry about impeachment.Besides, impeachment is a serious political matter that is not conducted on the pages of newspapers.

He said Governor Sylva’s decision to forewarn the public about a plot to disrupt the peace in the state through recall of some members of the House of Assembly on account of spurious allegations was in his capacity as chief security officer of the state.

According to him, the governor will not fold his arms and allow those intent on using their selfish pursuits to upset the peace in the state.

He said government would be failing in its primary responsibility if it allowed the forces of reaction to execute their evil enterprise to the detriment of the people.

The chief press secretary said sworn enemies of the state only chose to latch on the alarm raised by the governor and took it out of context for their selfish ends.

“Governor Sylva once again uses this opportunity to invite all Bayelsans to join him in his resolve to transform the state and improve the lives of the great majority,” he said.


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