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Why Dickson Is After Me – APC Lawmaker

Isreal Sunny-Goli, the only lawmaker in the Bayelsa State House of Assembly elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday said the state Governor, Seriake Dickson, was after him following his refusal to join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Dickson in a damning statement accused Sunny-Goli of cultism and masterminding all the violent clashes that led to deaths and injuries in Twon Brass, Brass Local Government Area of the state.

The governor lamented that despite all the petitions against the lawmaker, security agencies refused to arrest and prosecute him because of his membership of the APC.

But the lawmaker in an interview denied all the allegations against him stating that Dickson and the PDP became desperate because he was contesting the Nembe/ Brass House Federal Constituency on the APC platform.

Sunny-Goli, who represents Brass Constituency 1, said his persecution increased because he refused overtures to defect to the PDP and contest the federal seat.

He said the PDP government in the state was looking for ways to prosecute him on thumped-up charges because of his rising political profile

According to him his two supporters were killed in Brass and a petition was forwarded to the Police to ensure legitimate means were taken to unravel those behind the alleged murders and bring them to book.

He said: “Since August 23 when Kelly Ikurusi and Peter George were killed, APC in Bayelsa has been in mourning.  I don’t know why a government that claims it does not condone crime and criminality would encourage Bayelsa youths to prevent Police detectives from doing their work.

“I have told the Police our concern and that is that we shall follow the path of the law and ensure that those involved in the alleged murder are brought to book. No amount of intimidation would make us back down.”

Also the state chapter of APC described the order by Dickson for the arrest of Sunny -Goli as one of the many examples of intimidation by the PDP.

The Publicity Secretary of the APC in the state, Doifie Buokoribo, said it was unfortunate that the lawmaker, who was the victim of the attack was now been targeted for victimization by the self-styled PDP Restoration Government.

“This is not the first time Dickson has embarked  on such venture, one of such occasions was the illegal manipulated incarceration  of Chief Samuel Ogbuku and Tonye Okio.

“We wonder why Dickson instead of allowing security agencies to do their job by unraveling the circumstances behind the brutal killing of three APC supporters in Twon Brass is going round to cry wolf when the actual wolf is himself.

“The governor should explain how the prime-suspect in the murder managed to escape arrest by security agencies carrying out their lawful duty if not with the support of the administration in the state,” he said.

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