PDP condemns invasion, killing in Opu-Nembe, Bayelsa community


The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has condemned the invasion and killing in Opu-Nembe, Bayelsa State.

The party alleged that the intention of the invasion was to instill fear in the people to prevent them from freely exercising their democratic right to vote for a candidate of their choice in the forthcoming governorship election.

The party on Tuesday, in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, alleged that the resort to attacks on communities in Bayelsa was because of the rejection of a particular candidate in the November 11, 2023 election.

“Similar violence activities were unleashed on the peace-loving people of Nembe with the connivance of certain high-ranking security operatives in previous elections in the state, including the 2019 governorship poll.

“Recently, a policeman and a civil defence personnel were reportedly arrested at a military checkpoint in Otakeme in Ogbia Local Government of the State allegedly accompanying armed men to Nembe.

“There are already allegations in the public space that some high ranking police personnel are aiding this reprehensible scheme to use violence to forcefully gain control of Opu-Nembe.

“Bayelsans are firmly behind Governor Diri and are willing to resist the APC by overwhelmingly voting for him and defending their votes to the very end. On this resolve, there is no going back.”

The party, however, called on the Inspector General of Police, IGP, to investigate the petitions filed by the people of Nembe with a view to apprehending the thugs and killers who unleashed mayhem on the community recently.

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