Bayelsa PDP Chieftain Cautions IMO APC Co-Ordinator Over Negative Media Reports
The Chief of Staff, Bayelsa House, Abuja and a Chieftain of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Diekivie Ikiogha has warned the the State Co-ordinator of the newly formed All Peoples Congress, APC, Prince Marshall Okoroafor to desist from acts capable of heating up the polity.
Chief Ikiogha who spoke through his media adviser, Christie Ndukwe in a Press Statement made available to the Press while reacting to a report credited to Prince Okoroafor in some section of the media said he was shocked to have read that he was in Owerri alongside the Chief of Staff, Abia Government House, Chief Cosmos Ndukwe with some thugs from Abia State to destabilize the state.
The strong man of Bayelsa politics who has never been associated with thuggery wondered why a person like Okoroafor would descend so low and engage in cheap blackmail as a way of convincing his masters that he is doing a good job and should be retained.
Ikiogha said he was at no time in Owerri and was not part of any meeting said to have been held in Rock View Hotels, therefore urged journalists to always cross their facts before going to Press. He wondered why the Police did not make any arrests in spite of the so-called distress calls put across to the Imo State Command of the Nigerian Police by Okoroafor, if the allegations were true.
The Bayelsa Chief who as at the time of the said meeting in Owerri had left Abuja for Port Harcourt en route to Bayelsa to conclude plans to receive the General Overseer of the Redeem Church, Pastor E. A. Adeboye wondered where those trying to malign his person got their story from. He said it was a figment of their imagination and a diversionary tact is by the opposition who rather than engage in too many political fights in the state should concentrate and deliver good governance to the people of the state who are already tired of the poor performance of the government in the state.