The Sylva-Igiri Campaign Organisation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) raised alarms to express concern over the violent actions of Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson. Their statement follows a vicious beating Governor Dickson gave the Southern Ijaw Local Government Area (LGA) Chairman after the dismal performance in that LGA during the rerun election.
Seriake Dickson, Governor of Bayelsa State
Governor Dickson was reportedly astonished that, after his massive spending spree to win the Southern Ijaw LGA, his campaign recorded a dismal performance. After learning of his poor performance Governor Dickson invited the Southern Ijaw LGA Chairman, Remember Ogbe, to the Government House and subjected him to a severe beating.
According to the APC, Mr. Ogbe remains in a hospital bed in Warri, Delta State where he has been confined since falling victim to Governor Dickson’s violent rage.
A statement by the Director of Media and Publicity of Sylva-Igiri Campaign Organisation, Nathan Egba, said Governor Dickson had become used to assaulting and harassing people and getting away with it. However, because of the large number eyewitnesses to the latest incident, the APC is calling on the SILGA and Mr. Ogbe to initiate legal proceedings against Mr. Dickson.
“If as expected the Chairman cannot summon the courage to do the needful, the APC hereby calls on civil society and other human rights activists, including the National Human Rights Commission, to wade into the matter with a view to restoring the dignity and self-respect of Chief Ogbe.”
“We in the APC are willing to provide either Chief Ogbe or these organisations with at least three eye witnesses to this barbaric attack, as well pictures of the Southern Ijaw Chairman on his hospital bed in Warri, Delta State, where he was taken to after the beating.”
“We wish to condemn such a barbaric actions on the part of Governor Seriake Dickson in the strongest terms, as we recall that he did the same thing [took place] when he sacked the Federal High Court [in] Yenagoa.”
However the APC advises Governor Dickson of the PDP to stop chasing shadows and blaming everybody around him for the impending loss in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area come January 9th, 2016.