DICKSON CONDEMNS REPORTED KILLING IN EKEREMOR
…CONDOLES WITH FAMILY OF THE DECEASED
Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has condemned the killing of one Andrew June in Oweiggbene community in Ekeremor Local Government Area of the state.
It was alleged that the deceased was a victim of political clashes during a campaign tour of the area.
The governor, who said he was deeply moved by the death of the man called on the security agencies in the state to urgently investigate and fish out the perpetrators of the dastardly act.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, the governor also cautioned politicians and their supporters to conduct themselves in a peaceful manner during campaigns, noting that election is not a do or die affair and therefore any acts of violence should be condemned.
“The reported death of Mr. Andrew June came to me as a rude shock because it was a needless and reprehensible act by whoever may have been responsible. As I have always said, election should be a civilized process, conducted in a peaceful manner rather than do or die affair. As such the perpetrators of this heinous act must be fished out and appropriately punished”.
While condoling with the family of the deceased Andrew June, Dickson also called for calm as he urged the people to go about their political campaigns in peace.
“For now, I urge all to be calm and peaceful. Those on campaigns must do so devoid of rancor or violence as the security agencies do their work to unravel the mindless killing”, he stated.
He further called on his opponent, Timipre Sylva, to stop boasting of having federal might because according to the governor, that refrain has a way of inflaming passion among his followers who may get excited and thereby creating unnecessary political tension as they go on campaigns.