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Gov. Dickson forcefully gave out my 8.3Hectares of land to the navy without consulting me – Ex-militant leader cries out

…But, I will not accept it – Joshua Maclver    

An Ex-Militant leader in the Niger Delta region and the immediate past caretaker Chairman of Southern Ijaw Local Government of the state, Joshua Maclver has cried out to the general public to help press on the Bayelsa state Governor to drop his act of highhandedness.

According to the Ex-Militant, the Executive Governor of the state gave out his 8.3 Hectares of land to the Navy without consulting or talk about compensation.

Joshua spoke this afternoon Friday 18th May 2018 via a statement issued by him an circulated online.

In his words, The Governor gave out my One Hundred and Eighty (180) Plots which is about 8.3 Hectares of land at Oxbow lake in Yenagoa to the Nigerian Navy without consulting me.

“The Governor should leave me alone and not to create a problem between me and the Nigerian Navy.

“As I speak, sand I dredged and kept in my site on the said land is being taken away with trucks by men of the Nigerian Navy and is unacceptable to me.

Joshua finally explained that he will not like to be perceived as one that takes laws into his hands but at the same time stated that he will accept the Governors highhandedness.

“I don’t want to be seen as a person who takes laws into my hands hence this public request to the Governor.

“The Governor should reverse the decision immediately and the Nigerian Navy should stay clear from my property or be prepared to face my legal team in court.

By Brakerekebina Birinimighan

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