OPOKUMA ATTACK: ALAIBE ALLEGES FRAME UP PLOT
By Samuel Oyadongha
The Timi Alaibe Campaign Organisation has raised alarm ofover an alleged plan by the Bayelsa State government to frame up their principal, the Labour Party governorship aspirant following last Friday's violent attack on his supporters at his Opokuma country home, in which two persons were killed and six others injured.
Vanguard reliably gathered that than 31 persons were arrested in connection with the attack by the Joint Task Force and handed over to the police for further interrogation.
The Alaibe group's claim that the government had orchestrated plan to implicate their principal in the Opokuma attack is coming on the heels of the Chairman of the CNPP in Bayelsa State, Sunday Frank-Oputu's call on the state Governor, Chief Timipre Sylva to set up a Judicial Panel of Inquiry to investigate the alleged rival cult clash at the hometown of Alaibe.
Frank-Oputu had in an interview with newsmen, said investigations conducted by the CNPP into the incident showed that Alaibe was culpable stressing that he allegedly hired rival cult groups without clear knowledge of their rivalry and could not stop the confrontation that ensued from the Port Harcourt Airport and the Opokuma Community in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of the state.
But the Director of Publicity of the Alaibe Campaign Organisation, Mr. Douye Diri, in a statement alleged that information at its disposal indicates that once these groups and persons paid for the project, and intensifed their calls, the state government will proceed to set up a so-called panel, which it will task to indict Chief Alaibe at all costs.