GOV DICKSON WARNS AGAINST ANY BREACH OF THE PEACE, AS SENATOR SEEKS PDP TICKET FROM THE BACK DOOR
Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson has frowned at the
deploying of force by Senator Heineken Lokpobiri to secure the PDP
ticket for the Bayelsa – West Senatorial District, with misleading
information and outright forgery of party documents.
The Governor, who was speaking, when he visited the scene of a clash
between rival supporters of the winner of the party’s primaries,
Evangelist Foster Ogola and incumbent Senator, Heineken Lokpobiri, who
is challenging the candidacy of Evangelist Ogola in court, warned that,
the government will deal decisively with anybody or group of persons, no
matter how highly placed, that takes the law into their hands.
Reports have it that, supporters of Evangelist Foster Ogola were irked,
when the Judge, who had earlier been petitioned over his lob-sided
handling of the matter, went ahead to fix hearing and judgement for
today, without proper notification to both parties, even as the matter
has been moved away from his court.
Governor Dickson, who visited the scene of the clash in the company of
some heads of security agencies, condemned the action of Senator
Lokpobiri for manipulating the judicial process for judgement to be
passed in his favour, without the knowledge of the other party in the
He advised the judiciary not to allow itself, to be used by desperate
politicians to perpetrate injustice, capable of causing a breach of the
peace, as was experienced today between the rival supporters.
It will be recalled that, Senator Lokpobiri had also employed the
services of thugs to disrupt the national assembly primaries of the PDP
held in Sagbama on the 7th of December, 2014, but for the presence of
security agencies, who acted timely to stop them.