There was pandemonium after political thugs disrupted the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign in Sagbama area in Bayelsa. It was gathered that one was killed and several others injured, after the thugs believed to have been sponsored by politicians invaded the venue of APC campaign in Tungabiri community, Sagbama local government area of the state.
The dead victim has been identified as Braye Embikoro. Recall that Gov Dickson was, penultimate week, celebrated for making history as the first governor to have accessed Ekeremor main town in Ekeremor Local Government Area of the state by road. Dickson However, APC in a statement by its state Deputy Chairman, Chief Orubebe Ogoibiri, flayed Dickson, saying the governor made political gains off the trip by ascribing the entire credit of the project to himself.
Don’t relent, continue farming, Buhari urges Nigerians He said: “In the first place, the road the governor claimed to have constructed to Ekeremor is the brainchild of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC. “NDDC commenced the road construction from Sagbama to Toru-Orua, with a very solid bridge at Tungbo and it predated Dickson’s governorship. The project, which the commission handed over to the governor, is a very solid and standard job. “Not surprisingly, the governor did not let Nigerians know these facts in his bid to lay total claim to the road project.”
The bulk of the defections are in favour of the PDP, a development the APC has downplayed as insignificant and incapable of hurting its chances at the polls. One of the APC top shots who left for the PDP is its former chairman, Chief Tiwei Orunimighe, who was also a close ally of former governor, Chief Timipre Sylva, the leader of the party in the state. Orunimighe, who has since been appointed the Special Adviser to Governor Seriake Dickson on Oil and Gas, led some APC chieftains in an exodus to the PDP.
The defectors include former ex-militant leader Africanus Ukparisia aka, General Africa; President Muhammadu Buhari’s representative in Ogbia in the 2015 general election, Chief Orifie Ene and his supporters; former Commissioner for Environment, Mr Victor Akenge; Chief Diekivie Okologhbo; Chief Alatei Maxwell; Mr Amangala Ani; Chief Nkoi Gita; Barr Mike Amiekumo; and Mr Cleopas Johnbull among others. Orunimighie’s defection was not much of a surprise to many unlike his co-travellers because he fell out with Chief Sylva after dragging the party to court following his suspension for alleged anti-party activities.