Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson’s, restoration campaign organisation has raised the alarm over the destruction of its campaign materials by suspected members of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of next month’s governorship election in the state.
It also alleged that suspected supporters of the APC, during the week, attacked Dckson’s convoy while on his community-based campaign tour to Swali community,Yenagoa Local Government Area.
The campaign organisation in a statement at the weekend by the Director of Publicity, Jonathan Obuebite,called for the timely intervention of security agencies.
It said the call became necessary to avert a political clash between the ruling Peoples Democratic Party and the APC.
It complained that most of the campaign billboards, pole fliers and posters bearing the pictures of Dickson and his deputy, John Jonah, erected by the ruling party in the state, had been defaced while many were outrightly damaged by persons identified to be APC faithful.
“Over 70 percent of our billboards in some communities in the state, to be precise, Kpansia, Agudama, Ovom and Igbogene have been defaced by suspected members of the APC.
“This development lends credence to our position that APC is not ready for the contest, rather its members are looking for means to provoke us so that there will be crisis in the state”, it stated.
The Dickson campaign team urged the law enforcement agencies to urgently arrest the situation and prevent PDP members and campaign materials from destruction and intimidation by suspected APC supporters.
“We are law abiding people and we abhor violence in all forms. It is therefore disheartening that all our billboards are being defaced and destroyed without cause.
“We appeal to the Nigerian Police Force and other law enforcement agencies to come to our aid and protect us from this assault.
“We want to carry on our activities in a peaceful manner to maintain the peace that has been prevalent in this state”, it added