Tension in Bayelsa as state assembly accuses APC of alleged cult killings, posting of CPs, plot to ban security outfit

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly on Saturday held a special session to deliberate on the recent poor security upsurge and cult killings in the state, accusing the All Progressive Congress (APC) of alleged complicity in the incessant posting of state police commissioners and the proposed disbandment of the state security outfit known as Door Akpoor.

The members of the Bayelsa Assembly, who were led to the special session by the Speaker, Hon. Kombowei Benson, said reports available to them showed that the recent cases of violent crimes in the state were deliberately provoked by some leaders of the APC ahead of 2019 elections.

The member representing Sagbama 2, Hon. Bernard Kenebai, who moved the motion under matter of public importance, said the recent violence and crime witnessed in the Bayelsa state capital was prompted by some leaders of the APC, saying: “this is rising from deliberate and exclusively by the opposition through incessant posting of commissioner of police with ultimate intention of sabotaging the security architecture of the state.”

Kenebai, who was a former Special Adviser to Governor Dickson on security, also alleged that the state security outfit known as Door Akpoor, which has been in existence for seven years, is been penciled down for ban by the Inspector General of Police under the guidance of the state APC leaders.

“All these actions are a deliberate attempt to usurp the security of the state and the power of the state governor. It is abnormal and initiated by the APC to destabilise the state. Bayelsans needed to rise up resist the evil plan of the opposition party. ”

Other members of the State Assembly, who contributed on the motion, including the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Abraham Ngobere (Brass 3), Hon. Tonye Isena (Kolga 1), Hon.Mietema Obodo (Ogbia 1),Hon. Ben Ololo (Nembe 1), Hon. Monday Ogbilo-Bubor(SILGA 2), Hon. Princess Ingo Iwowari-Gold(Nembe 2), Hon. Obiowo Koku-Obiya (YEN 2), Hon. Salo Adiekumo (Sagbama 3) and Hon. Omonibeke Kemelayefa (Ekeremor 2), condemned the alleged manipulation of the State Security apparatus by the opposition party leaders.

The members of the House of Assembly, after exhaustive deliberations, however adopted three motions calling on the state governor, Seriake Dickson to stem the impunity of the incessant posting of police commissioner and destruction of security architecture in the state and called on the Inspector General of Police to disregard the calls for the disbandment of the state security outfit Door Akpoor.

The Bayelsa Assembly also called on the Members of the National Assembly from the State to bring up the concerns expressed over the upsurge in insecurity on the floor of the House of Representative and Senate.

The Bayelsa Assembly Speaker, Hon. Kombowei Benson in his summation expressed disappointment over the alleged involvement of the Former State Governor, Chief Timipre Sylva in the plot to destabilise the State.

According to the speaker, “why is now that they will be changing commissioners of applications? Why would they set the State ablaze because of politics? We would not accept such shameful acts. ”



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