By Samuel Oyadongha
Yenagoa—THE Chairman of Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, Bayelsa State, Chief Remember Ogbe, has described as untrue, claims by the Bayelsa State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, that Governor Seriake Dickson assaulted him at Government House over Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,’s alleged poor performance at the election in Southern Ijaw despite what the APC called a “spending spree to win Southern Ijaw.”
Ogbe, who described the report as wicked and malicious said that nobody ever attacked him.
He said that the story of attack on him was a figment of the imagination of the opposition, concocted to smear the democratic credentials of Governor Dickson.
Ogbe, in a statement in Yenagoa, said Bayelsans cannot be swayed by the opposition’s propaganda because the public knows that their promoters in the state are merchants of violence.
He noted that as the supplementary election in Southern Ijaw draws closer, the APC was getting more desperate in its sinister bid to capture Bayelsa by hook or crook.
Ogbe expressed confidence that PDP will win Southern Ijaw as, according to him, “The people of Bayelsa in general and Southern Ijaw in particular have rejected APC.”
He wondered why the party would claim that the governor was angry for losing election in his council when there was no election there in the first place.
“Southern Ijaw was riddled with violence and turned to a theatre of war by the APC. Election materials did not get to the polling units. Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, officials were kidnapped and these were the reasons why INEC cancelled the process and fixed January 9, 2016 for the election,” he said.