Pre-Election Violence: Suspected APC Thugs Attack Gov. Dickson’s Aide, 3 Others

Pre-Election Violence: Suspected APC Thugs Attack Gov. Dickson’s Aide, 3 Others

By Ephraim Adiele | Associate Editor on December 5, 2015
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With the Bayelsa governorship elections only s few hours away, reports have it that the Special Adviser to the Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, on Inter-Party Matters,Austin Adigio and three other members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Okpoama and Eweama communities of Brass Local Government area of the State were on Friday, December 4, 2015 macheted in a bloody attack.

According to information made available to newsmen, Adigio, who served as Personal Assistant to Chief Timipre Sylva and recently decamped to join Hon. Seriake Dickson’s administration, was attacked by several armed youths believed to be members of the All Progressive Congress (APC).

Sources said that other members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the area were attacked with machete by suspected Supporters of the APC. The source claimed the attackers warned those who are not members of the APC to leave the community and forget the election.

Confirming the development, the Director of Media and Publicity of the Restoration Campaign Organisation of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),  Jonathan Obuebite said: “We condemn the attacks on our members in Eweama and Okpoama communities. We call on relevant security agencies to investigate the incident and bringthe culprit to book.Nobody has the monopoly of violence.If the APC led Federal Government fails to put a stop to this wanton display of federal might and sheer brigandage and violence being unleashed on us by APC in Bayelsa State, we will be forced to defend our selves.

“We will be helpless if our members resort to defending themselves.And in that circumstances,the outcome will be too disastrous for the federal government to handle.The Federal Government should be alive to the responsibility of ensuring that nobody,no matter how highly placed should take laws into their hands.”

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