SOUTHERN IJAW COUNCIL CHAIRMAN DENY ALLEGED ANTI-DICKSON ACTIVITIES, DEFECTION TO APC.
The Chairman of the Southern Ijaw Local Government Council of Bayelsa State, Chief Remember Ogbe yesterday denied the claims by some politicians in the State that he is involved in alleged activities against the re-election of Governor Seriake Dickson and planning to defect to the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the State.
According to Remember Ogbe, the claims by the politicians under the aegis of the Dickson Support Movement is demonic, frivolous and false as he has never considered defecting to the APC and will remain a loyal member of ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the State.
The Dickson Support Movement (DSM), a campaign organisation for the State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson, led by the Speaker, Hon. Konbowei Benson had in a statement at the weekend accused the Southern Ijaw Local Government Chairman, Chief Remember Ogbe of alleged disloyalty to the second term aspiration of the Governor and alleged plot to defect to the APC.
But the Council Chairman, Remember Ogbe ,while speaking in Yenagoa yesterday ,described the allegation of the group as a new attempt by some members of the PDP in Southern Ijaw Local Council Area to divide the party ahead of the January 9th Governorship rerun in the area, ”`these set of people are plotting the downfall of the State Governor, myself and the PDP in the council area”
“The claim is false and nothing of such happened. First, after the December 5 election, they claimed the Governor beat me up with a Chair and injured my face. Governor Dickson is a friend and not a political friend. He is a man that has the zeal as a true friend and I can never betray him”
Ogbe noted that due to the support enjoyed from the administration of Governor Seriake Dickson, the Local Government administration under him has brought dividend of democracy to the people of Southern Ijaw Local Government, ”they are making the false claims to cause division in the PDP and slow development down in the council area. Insterested Politicians should know that am a loyal PDP man and working for the PDP.’
“Nobody should claim I am not PDP. In all these cases of blackmail, the State Governor has stood by me. It is after the election that I will reveal the documented activities of all these elements.,”