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Dickson alleges plot to destabilise Bayelsa

BY Samuel  Oyadongha

Yenagoa—Bayelsa  State governor, Mr Seriake Dickson, has raised alarm over alleged plot by some persons to destabilise the state.

Already, security agencies, it was learnt, have been put on red alert in the coastal hinterland of the state, which are not accessible by road.

Citing intelligence report at government disposal, the governor said part of the plan was to threaten the unity of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state over the resolve by the state to work for the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan.

The governor reiterated the unity of members of PDP in Bayelsa State and the vigilance of his administration to stem the threat of the planned security breach.

Accordingly, he said a meeting with the state security council, traditional rulers, chairmen of local government areas and development centres will be convened to brief them on the intelligence report available to the state government.

Dickson, in Yenagoa at a gathering of PDP members drawn from the ward, local government and state levels at the state party secretariat, said the intelligence report indicated that some persons were plotting to cause a breach of the peace in  the state.

He said: “There are some people that don’t want the good of our dear state.  They are plotting to disturb the peace of our state. Let me urge you all to  set  up security machineries at the grassroots level.

“For those in the councils known for piracy and other acts of brigandage, including Southern Ijaw, Brass and Nembe, we will ensure that all security assistance needed are provided. We must ensure that the President’s home base is kept safe.”

On the alleged conflict of interests among PDP members in the state, the governor expressed confidence in the leadership of Col. Sam Inokoba (rtd) led State Working Committee of the party, saying that the party was superior to the executive arm of government in the state.


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