By Emem Idio
YENAGOA—AS the exchange of tirades between All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP-led government in Bayelsa State continues, the PDP has alleged that the office of the Bayelsa State Police Commissioner, Mr. Joseph Mukan, has become an annex of the APC.
Bayelsa State PDP Chairman, Mr. Moses Cleopas, said the leaders of APC in the state have now made the office of the Police Commissioner their operational base.
But the APC, reacting yesterday through its State Publicity Secretary, Doifie Buokoribo, said the PDP had taken what it described as its phobia to an alarming level.
The PDP Chairman said the alleged conversion of the office of the Commissioner of Police to the security wing of the APC was the first manifestation of the political mission of the CP, Joseph Mukan, in Bayelsa.
He said: “We made it clear to Nigerians a few days ago that this Police Commissioner was posted to Bayelsa to intimidate PDP supporters to join APC, and destabilise the security of the state for political purposes ahead of the 2019 elections.
“This unholy alliance is fueling the upsurge of activities of cultists in the state.
“Since he was posted to Bayelsa State, his office has become an annex of the APC headquarters as members of the party have relocated to the command to plan how to destabilise the state by weakening its security.
“Nigerians should note that this Commissioner of Police has been transferred to Bayelsa State for the third time, and we as a party, wonder why the commissioner out of many in this country, is the preferred Commissioner for Bayelsa.”