By Samuel Oyadongha & Emem Idio
YENAGOA—Bayelsa State Government has raised the alarm that some hoodlums allegedly sponsored by the opposition in the state, were planning to disrupt the re-election anniversary of Governor Seriake Dickson scheduled for today.
A statement yesterday by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Security Matters, Dr. Boma Spero-Jack, said findings by government’s intelligence network indicated that the leadership of the opposition in the state was inciting Bayelsans through vile propaganda and blatant deceits “to cause mayhem in the state ahead of the 5th anniversary of the Restoration Government of Dickson coming up on February 14.”
He said: “The plan by the thinning opposition in Bayelsa State to breach the existing peace in the state has been uncovered by security agencies. This is not the first time the enemies of democracy and the Ijaw nation would attempt to cause crisis in the state. But for the leadership of Governor Dickson, the security agencies and the cooperation of well-meaning Bayelsans, these same desperadoes would have thrown our state into a senseless crisis which would have resulted in the destruction of lives and national assets.
“The Bayelsa State Government will not fold its arms and watch disgruntled and desperate politicians most of whom are serial political aspirants and serial electoral losers, disrupt the peace the Restoration Government has laboured over the years to restore to the state. Therefore, the security agencies have been placed on red alert to nip in the bud any attempt to cause crisis, burst crimes and deal decisively with anybody caught, fomenting trouble.
“Consequently, parents and guardians are hereby advised to educate their children and wards on the danger and security implications of breaching the peace and security of the state. Parents/guardians should not allow their wards/children to be used to perpetrate crime and criminality. Our youths should take advantage of the peaceful and conducive atmosphere created by government to add value to the society and not to destroy it.”
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