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Bayelsa government, APC disagree on rising insecurity

By Julius Osahon, Yenagoa
17 September 2021   |   3:52 am
The Bayelsa State Government and the All Progressives Congress (APC) have disagreed over rising insecurity in parts of the state, as the state government described the claim as another suspicious utterance ...

The Bayelsa State Government and the All Progressives Congress (APC) have disagreed over rising insecurity in parts of the state, as the state government described the claim as another suspicious utterance by the state opposition party to play politics with people’s lives.

Governor Douye Diri, who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Daniel Alabrah, said the state remained one the safest in the country and cautioned those behind the claims to desist so as not to incur the wrath of Bayelsa people.

But in a statement issued by Publicity Secretary of APC in Sagbama Council, Preye Bagoui, the party expressed concern over rising crime and insecurity in the state.

The APC expressed concern that the crimes ranged from the abduction of old men and women and l killings of young Bayelsa people under the Diri-led administration.

Alabrah, however, described the claims as laughable and suspicious, wondering whether they want Bayelsa people to suspect their motive or suspect them to be planning to instigate insecurity.

“Bayelsa people will start looking at the party in that direction. They should not use Bayelsa people for politics, because the APC has nothing to talk about. They are talking about a state that is most peaceful. They shouldn’t provoke Bayelsa people to anger. We need to educate them,” he said.

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