…BAYELSA ELDERS RAISE ALARM
As uncertainty surrounds the conduct of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship election primary in Bayelsa State tomorrow, elders and opinion leaders in the state have raised the alarm over the rising tension in the state.
The elders in a press conference addressed by His Royal Highness, Godwin Moses Odumgba noted that the process of electing a new standard bearer for the PDP has triggered tension, stressing however 'we should not be intimidated'
Odumgba flanked by Chief Dikvie Ikiogha, Dr Ziriki and Chief Rufus Abadi maintained that, as stakeholders, 'we cannot fold our hands and watch every player in the political arena try to hoodwink us and allow the state to sink further into a state of anarchy, insecurity, bad leadership, recklessness and abuse of power in the name of politics'
While noting that the elders are 'living witnesses to the abysmal and woeful performance of the present administration,' it unanimously called on all delegates from the Central Senatorial District to vote for Mr Henry Seriake Dickson whom the elders have endorsed as the next Governor of the state.
The elders accused the Governor Timipre Sylva administration of abandoning the three major roads in the senatorial district, incurring huge debts and showing lack of respect to the founding fathers of the state. They added that they are convinced that Dickson has come to give succour to the people.
Meanwhile, core supporters of Sylva who have been jubilating over the court order secured to stop the primary election have drawn the attention of the public to plans to arrest core supporters of Governor Sylva before the November 19 primary election.