Posted by News Express | 12 June 2015 | 2,753 times
A pan-Ijaw socio-political organisation in Bayelsa State, Ijaw Renaissance Group (IRG), has alerted the public on what it called the desperation of the opposition led by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to discredit the state government and its achievements.
The organisation, specifically said, the opposition has recruited a “special squad and experts in false propaganda, blackmail and falsehood to discredit the achievements of Governor Henry Seraike Dickson.”
The IRG, however, warned the APC to stop the politically orchestrated plot in their own interest because they won't have any impact in the reelection of the governor, who, it affirmed, had performed so well.
The General Secretary of IRG, Dr. Timothy Anibiowe, in a statement issued on Thursday in Yenagoa, stressed that since the Peoples Democratic Party lost the Presidency in the last general elections, the APC and its supporters had resorted to a myriad of media propaganda to run down the state government and its achievements using phoney platforms as representing leaders and youths of the state.
He stated that while democracy encourages opposition, the resort to blackmail, calumny and negative propaganda to score cheap political gains would be counter-productive because the people were now wiser to know the difference between the past and current realities in the state and as such the various media attacks against the government will not serve any positive purpose.
According to him, the dominance of the PDP in the state remained solid which it also said was put to test in the recent elections in the state where the ruling party won overwhelmingly as opposed to the marginal effect of both the APC and APGA, adding that the performance of the state government had continued to be a reference point in the voting preference of Bayesians and will prefer the re-election of the incumbent government to any other party in the state.
•Photo shows Governor Dickson.
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