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Pre-election Violence: Dickson’s Aide, 3 PDP Members Wounded With Machetes in Bayelsa


The Special Adviser to the Bayelsa State Governor on Inter-Party Matters, Hon. Austin Adigio and three other members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Okpoama and Eweama communities of Brass Local Government area of the State were on Friday macheted in a bloody attack ahead of the election.

Journalists were informed that Hon. Austin Adigio, who served as Personal Assistant to Chief Timipre Sylva and recently decamped to join Hon. Seriake Dickson’s administration, was attacked by several armed youths believed to be members of the All Progressive Congress (APC).

Sources said that other members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the area were attacked with machete by suspected Supporters of the APC.The source claimed the attackers warned those who are not members of the APC to leave the community and forget the election.

Confirming the development, the Director of Media and Publicity of the Restoration Campaign Organisation of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Jonathan Obuebite, told journalists that the attack in Okpoama and Eweama is one among the series of attacks unleashed by the APC against the members of the PDP across the state.

According to Obuebite,” we condemned the attacks on our members in Eweama and Okpoama communities.We call on relevant security agencies to investigate the incident and bringthe culprit to book.Nobody has the monopoly of violence.If the APC led Federal Government fails to put a stop to this wanton display of federal might and sheer brigandage and violence being unleashed on us by APC in Bayelsa State, we will be forced to defend ourselves”

“We will be helpless if our members resort to defending themselves.And in that circumstances,the outcome will be too disastrous for the federal government to handle.The Federal Government should be alive to the responsibility of ensuring that nobody,no matter how highly placed should take laws into their hands.”


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