A former militant leader in Bayelsa, Eris Paul, has alleged that the state governor, Seriake Dickson, was planning to hire fake policemen to compromise the November 16 governorship election in the state.
According to Paul, Governor Dickson had a secret meeting with the former Inspector-General of Police, Mike Okiro to discuss issues of alleged procurement of special policemen to serve as security personnel for the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Sagbama, Yenagoa, Nembe & Brass local government areas of the state.
He said the alleged secret meeting was held on Saturday till the early hours of Sunday at the State Government House.
Paul further alleged that the former Inspector General of Police came into the state with three brand new Toyota Hilux vans loaded with Mobile Policemen from Mopol 19 barrack in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
He said: “The Hilux in the middle were carrying items covered with ornamental clothes such as canopy. An inside source informed us that something is fishing, so there is need for the Inspector General of Police, the Department of State Security (DSS) and the National Security Adviser (NSA) to quickly intervene’.
Eris Paul, who is also a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), claimed that the former IG told Gov. Seriake Dickson not to panic, that he would help provide him with his own security men at Sagbama, Yenagoa, Nembe & Brass.
“Believe me, the former IG Mike Okiro was my landlord in Abuja, but I packed out of his house when i noticed his closeness with Dickson who had been after my life for the past 7 years” he noted.
“We are calling on the APC at the National level to quickly intervene, because something is stinking & the urgent need to do something immediately before things get out of hand.’
“I perceived something smelly, that smell is smelly, Mike Okiro is visiting Henry Dickson few days to election with 3 brand new Toyota Hilux, loaded with Mopol 19 from Port Harcourt & one covered with an ornamental cloth such like canopy, it is headache not to believe that something was stinking.’
“To Seriake Dickson, this election is worth the life of every Bayelsans who is against him & we must not sleep at every possible information because the governor is an enemy of good democracy, that is the only thing about very callous people,” he said.
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