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Aspirants threatening my life, says Bayelsa Speaker

By Mike Odiegwu, Yenagoa on 12/09/2018

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•Bayelsa Speaker, Konbowei Benson
•Bayelsa Speaker, Konbowei Benson

The Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Mr. Konbowei Benson, on Wednesday said some unnamed aspirants on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were after his life.

Benson cried out that the aggrieved elements averse to his rising political profile in his Southern Ijaw Constituency 4 were threatening his life.

Benson, who is warming up for an elevation to the National Assembly to represent Southern Ijaw Federal Constituency on the platform of the PDP said the elements were against his ambition.

He said such persons were also against the state Governor, Seriake Dickson, despite all their developmental efforts in the local government area.

Describing the plot to stop him by all means as evil, Benson lamented that already his detractors had successfully created division among politicians in his constituency 4.

The speaker said he reported the matter to the police and the Department of State Security (DSS) adding that he received many threat messages.

He said: “My fear is the sharp disunity in the constituency. I have respectfully served the state and the area with the fear of the almighty and have delivered a lot of dividends but some few elements have consistently undermined these my contributions and those of the governor.

“Again they have vowed to turn the constituency upside down. My constituency is under demonic attack and I am praying for God’s intervention.

“So many of my people have been taken away more are negotiating. Defection is looming around the corner in constituency 1V.

“I have since reported the matter to the police and the DSS because of the deluge of threat messages they keep sending to me. In this political session, you can’t take chances”.

Sourced from The Nation report


Source News Express

Posted 12/09/2018 7:34:24 PM





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