Two Suspected Militants Shot In Bayelsa State.

Two suspected militants have been killed in the creeks of Bayelsa State by the Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation Delta Safe (ODS).

They were reportedly shot dead when the troops raided and destroyed their camp at Obama Flow Station in Nembe Local Government Area of the state.

A statement by a spokesman for the operation, Lieutenant Colonel Olaolu Daudu, said “troops of Sector Two carried out the raid following a tip-off by locals”.

Daudu identified one of the suspects as a notorious criminal popularly known as Labista.

“Labista, who was on the wanted list of security agencies, was said to be behind some high profile kidnapping, killing of security personnel in ambush, piracy, armed robbery and other criminal activities,” the statement read.

Daudu further said: “Labista and his cohort dived into the river in a bid to escape while the raid was ongoing and were engaged by troops. At the end of the operation the bodies of two notorious criminals were found floating on water.

“They were recovered and deposited at government mortuary.

“Items recovered are two single barrel guns, cutlass and four speed boats”.

He also quoted the Commander, ODS, Rear Admiral Apochi Suleiman, as assuring the people of the region of their safety and security.

Suleiman also encouraged the people not to condone any form of sabotage, vandalism or acts of criminality because of their negative effects on the environment and economy.

Militancy resurfaced in Niger Delta region of Nigeria in the second quarter of 2015, with the militants pushing for the emancipation of the region, attacking oil installations in the region.

Their activities last year forced Nigeria’s crude oil output down to less than a million barrels per day, according to Nigeria’s minister of information.

Ese Oruru Returns To Bayelsa State

The allegedly abducted 14-year old girl, Ese Oruru, has arrived in Bayelsa State in company of her mother, Mrs Rose Oruru and some police officers from Abuja.

She was allegedly abducted in August 2015 by one Yunusa Dahiru, also known as Yellow, and taken to Kano where she was also allegedly married off.

The Commissioner of Police in Bayela State, Peter Ogunyanwo, confirmed Ese’s arrival.

He said she arrived few minutes before 8:00pm, local time.

On arrival, she was taken to the Officers’ Mess and went into a secret meeting with the Police Commissioner in Yenagoa.

The media was completely shutout from the meeting, as the police said she had been put through so much humiliation and should not be further exposed.

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Bayelsa: Seriake Dickson Dissolves Cabinet

Following the end his first tenure, Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has dissolved his cabinet.

 

However, a Government House statement on Monday, said the governor retained his Chief Press Secretary, Mr, Daniel Iworiso-Markson.

 

With  the commencement of his second term, the Governor thanked all political appointees, who served in the first tenure for their commitment and dedicated services to the government and people of the state.

 

According to a Government House statement, Governor Dickson wished them well in all their future endeavours.

 

The statement, however, pointed out that those whose services might be needed would be reappointed to serve the state in the future.

 

But barely 24 hours after taking the oath of office for a second term in office, Dickson, has made his first official appointment with the retention of Iworiso-Markson as his CPS.

 

The appointment of Iworiso-Markson is with immediate effect.

 

Iworiso-Markson also served in the same capacity from 2012 to the end of the Governor’s first tenure in office.

 

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Bayelsa: Dickson Sworn In For 2nd Term (Photos)

Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa was on Sunday sworn-in for the second term in office, with the promise to move the state forward.

 
Speaking at the event in Yenagoa, the governor dedicated his victory at the poll to the people and assured that he would not play politics with the security of the state.

 

“My victory as governor is victory for the people; this administration will continue to sustain the existing security in the state.
“We must stand for good governance and light must always triumph over darkness in Bayelsa;”.

 

Dickson also promised to complete the ongoing airport project and empower youths in the state.

He disclosed that the airport project was 80 per cent adding that diversification of the state economy will also be his priority.

“In the past four years, the state has witnessed transformation and we are ready to do more.
“We will consolidate and expand security in the next four years; this victory is ours and I want us to build a strong synergy to accelerate development of Bayelsa.
“I must say that my government is ready to work with the federal government in ensuring that the issue of kidnap and oil pipeline vandalism is properly checkmated.
“My advice to our people is to steer clear of encouraging or covering-up criminal acts in the state and Niger-Delta region,’’ he said.

Mr Charles Sambo, a Youth Leader, commended Dickson, assuring that the youths will help to promote peace and security in the state.
Sambo called on youths in the state to support the federal government efforts in fighting crimes, especially oil pipeline vandalism.
According to him, development of the Niger-Delta will not be possible in an atmosphere of insecurity.
“Let us say no to criminality, especially to pipeline vandalism and kidnap,” Sambo said.
The ceremony was attended by Governors Ayodele Fasose of Ekiti, Nyesom Wike of Rivers and Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, among others.

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Seriake Dickson Re-Elected As Bayelsa Governor

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared the incumbent governor, and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Hon. Seriake Dickson, as the winner of the Bayelsa State governorship election.

 

He floored his closest rival, Timipre Sylva of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to win the controversial election.

 

Dickson polled 134,998 votes, while Sylva garnered 86,852 votes.

 

A total of 232,167 votes were cast in the election out of which 6,647 votes were rejected as invalid.
Moses Siasia, a younger brother of Nigeria’s Under 23 football coach, Samson Siasia, who was the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Movement, PDM, took a distant third with 1,572 votes despite a high-profile campaign.

 
This followed the conclusion of the supplementary election held on Saturday. The initial election was held on December 5, 2015.

The declaration of the final results by the returning officer, Professor Zana Akpagu commenced shortly after 8.00 p.m. last night and punctured the high drama and suspense that had held many of the state’s political stakeholders for most of yesterday.

 
The agents of the PDP, Chief Fred Agbedi and that of the APC, Barrister Dennis Otiotio had in the course of the day at the collation centre, Yenagoa, repeatedly exchanged accusations over the conduct of the supplementary elections in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area and some other units where the elections were cancelled last December.

 
Earlier in the day, the returning officer for Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, Dr. Johnson Dagana had declared the result of the election in the local government area putting Dickson as the winner of the contest in the area with 23,2081 votes. Sylva, who had earlier predicated his possible victory in the governorship election to amassing significant votes to wipe away the 30,000 plus lead of Dickson, garnered last December, however, failed to record the upset in the local government area.

 

In the end, he got only 10,216 votes out of the 33,607 valid votes cast in the local government area that is also the base of Dickson’s late patron and first civilian governor of the state, Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha.

 

 

Following the declaration of the results, Barrister Otiotio, agent of the APC candidate immediately renounced the declaration of Dickson as the winner, saying the election should have been declared inconclusive on the claim that the difference between the two leading candidates was less than the number of cancelled votes. He also alleged irregularities in voting in some sections of the state.

 
His claim was immediately dismissed by Agbedi, the PDP agent who blamed the irregularities on the APC even as he acclaimed the performance of Dickson as the reason for the PDP victory.

 

 

Following the declaration of the results, the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, congratulated Dickson saying the victory was sweet.

 
He said: “It is a sweet victory, coming against all odds. It is a testimony to the performance and popularity of Governor Seriake Dickson and our great party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

 
“I commend the people of Bayelsa State for standing up to be counted, for protecting their democratic rights to freely choose their leaders. They have made a resounding statement to the effect that the state remains a PDP enclave and that they are committed to keeping it so.”

 
He, however, charged Governor Dickson to repay Bayelsans for their faith in the PDP and his leadership credentials with greater transformation in his second term.

 
He also enjoined him to reach out to his opponents for the peace and progress of the state, while ensuring that every part of the state is fairly treated irrespective of their political choices.

 

Bayelsa State Governorship Re-run Election: Early Results Emerge

Results from the Supplementary poll in Bayelsa are emerging.

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, is the only body recognised by law to declare result and announce winner.

The underlisted results are not verified or authenticated by INEC but a product of field report and Citizens report.

OTUAN WARD 5 IN SOUTHERN IJAW LGA.

PU 012
PDP 81
APC 31

WARD 1,
UNIT 08:

APC 26,
PDP 68.

Angiama Community- Ward 2 SILGA, PU 003 (Isianlubo Open space)

APC- 15.

PDP- 210

WARD 1,
Silga constituency 2
UNIT 11:

PDM 1,
APA 1,
APC 27,
PDP 110

Ward 9 unit 21
Constituency 1 Ammasomma
Pdp – 151
Apc – 25

Unit 12
Pdp – 92
Apc -26

Unit 11
Pdp – 67
Apc – 23

Unit – 1
Pdp – 94
Apc – 12

WARD 7
Ofoniawor Community Square PU 011

APC 35
PDP 35

WARD 7
Sagbama LGA, Otuasamoh PU 014
APC 43
PDP 39

Ward 10
Oyeke Open Space Yenagoa PU 009
APC 78
PDP 61

Nembe( Ogbolomabiri)
Ward 2:
PDP: 412
APC: 06

Ward: 8
PDP: 245
APC: 8

Ward: 9
PDP: 505
APC: 6
WARD 6,AMANAGBENE/OBIRIGBENE UNIT 10

PDP=158
APC=9

OGBOSUWARE WARD 5,UNIT 006
PDP=62
APC=0

ADIEGBE WARD 5,UNIT 4
PDP=189
APC=0

WARD 1 Constituency 2

IGEBIRI COMMUNITY

PU 29
PDP 149
APC 71

PU 30
PDP 105
APC 55

Polling Unit 31
PDP 217
APC 90

Unit 8 ward one in constituency 2 Silga

Pdp 62
Apc 26
Dpm 1
Dpc 1

Otuegwe ward 2 unit 09

PDP 124

APC 4

Ward 2 unit 015

Onuebum Ogbia

APC – 27
PDP – 55
DPC- 2

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Situation Report: Bayelsa State Governorship Re-run Election

Voting has ended in all polling units in Bayelsa State, where a governorship re-run election took place on Saturday.

Reports from Bayelsa State said collation of results have started at the ward level in most parts of the state – Nembe, Ogbia, Brass and Southern Ijaw Local Government Areas.

Results are expected from Southern Ijaw and some other polling units in six other local government areas, to conclude the election that was declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) after the initial poll on December 5.

The Southern Ijaw Local Government Election was cancelled on the December 7, 2015, due to violence, ballot box snatching and stuffing, harassment and abduction of electoral officials.

Southern Ijaw Local Government has a total of 120, 827 registered voters, 425 Polling Units and five Voting Points.

Thirty-eight thousand registered voters in 102 Polling Units across six Local Governments – Brass, Ekeremor, Nembe, Sagbama, Yenagoa and Ogbia – also participate in the election to conclude the Bayelsa State governorship election earlier scheduled for Saturday, December 5, 2015.

Reports provides that election materials arrived early at some polling units in Yenagoa, but other areas such as Southern Ijaw got election materials late. INEC had promised early delivery of materials to polling units where voting took place.

To fast-track the process, INEC revised its election guideline on Friday, making it possible for accreditation and voting to go on simultaneously.

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Bayelsa Supplementary Poll: INEC Begins Distribution Of Sensitive Materials

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Bayelsa on Thursday said it had commenced distribution of sensitive election materials for Saturday’s supplementary poll in the state.

 
The Commission’s Public Affairs Officer in Bayelsa, Mr Timidi Wariowei, made this known in Yenagoa.
Wariowei said the Commission received the sensitive materials on Wednesday and distribution had commenced in Ekeremor Local Government Area on Thursday.

 
He added that “all the materials are now in our custody; the materials include ballot papers and result sheets.

 
“On the distribution process, we intend to dispatch that of Southern-Ijaw Local Government Area early morning of Saturday.
“You know that the real focus is the Southern-Ijaw and we do not want what happened on Dec. 5, 2015 to repeat itself in that area.
“INEC is prepared to conduct free, fair and credible election for the betterment of the people.
“We have over 100 polling units in the state to conduct the election and Southern-Ijaw; so, we are ready to conduct credible and acceptable election.’’

 

 

On the use of ad hoc staff, Wariowei said the Commission resolved to use some of them that participated in the Dec. 5 gubernatorial election in the state.

 
He, however, added that some of the ad hoc staff had been changed, specially for the Southern-Ijaw, stressing that efforts were made to ensure that the election was conducted freely.

 
He said “INEC is on top of the game. On security, we have been working with security agencies because without them, we cannot conduct the election.

 
“We have been collaborating with the Police and Army to ensure peaceful election in Bayelsa.’’

 

 

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Bayelsa: PDP Agrees With INEC Over Election Cancellation, APC Kicks

Rep. Fred Agbedi, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), agent at the collation centre in Yenagoa has said the cancellation of election in Southern Ijaw Local Government of Bayelsa was in order.
He said the election in the area was marred by violence, intimidation and snatching of election materials.
Agbedi (PDP-Ekeremor/Southern Ijaw Federal Constituency 1), said election should not be conducted in an insecure atmosphere, where voters could not exercise their civic rights.
The All Progressives Congress (APC), however has rejected the cancellation of election in Southern Ijaw Local Government.
Mr Denis Otiotio, the party’s agent at the collation centre, said it objected to the cancellation because they were on course for victory.
He said “the cancellation of the election in Southern Ijaw is an attempt to manipulate the result in favour of a particular party,” he said.
Meanwhile, President of Ijaw Youths Council, Mr Udengs Eradiri said the decision to cancel the rescheduled governorship election in Southern Ijaw may have averted crises.
He told NAN in Yenagoa that the tension generated by the rescheduled poll could have turned to an ugly situation.
“We expect honourable conduct of a new election on a date to be fixed.
“We are also happy that the Independent National Electoral Commission lived up to expectation and should continue to be an unbiased umpire,” he said.
Eradiri commended international and local observers for insisting that the right thing should be done to ensure free and fair election.

 

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INEC Declares Bayelsa Election Inconclusive, Cancels Southern Ijaw Polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared the Bayelsa State governorship election as inconclusive.
The electoral body also cancelled the election held in Southern Ijaw local government area on Sunday, December 6.
INEC officials led by the REC, Prof Zana, had earlier announced results from seven of the eight local government area in the state with Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate and incumbent, Seriake Dickson in the lead.
Dickson claimed victory in six of the LGAs while his main challenger, Timipre Sylva managed to win one LGA.
It would be recalled that earlier today, PDP supporters besieged INEC office protesting the heavy presence of security operatives as well as delay in announcement of results from Southern Ijaw.
The protesters who carried placards and sang war songs, attempted to storm election result collation centre.
Messages on some of the placards read: “we need peace; we say no to evil; military, stay away from politics; leadership is about building, not destroying.”
Security agents stationed in front of the State High Court, had a difficult time putting them under check as the angry protesters insisted on going into the collation centre, dead or alive, to see INEC officials.
Not even reinforcement from operatives of the Nigerian Army deter the determined protesters who alleged that military operatives hijacked electoral process in the Southern Ijaw and Nembe local government areas.
The Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) in charge of security in the ongoing gubernatorial election in Bayelsa state, Hashimu Argungu, has declared that the police will use minimum force as provided in the law, to disperse protesters, if necessary.
Argungu who was responding to questions from journalists on Monday afternoon at the premises of governorship election result collation centre in Yenagoa, noted that the life and peace of the people are more important than anything else.
He disclosed that the police had hint of the planned protest before they staged, hence the reason why he issued and signed the statement banning protests and rallies in the state.
He enjoined the people of Bayelsa state to allow due process to prevail in the course of the election, adding that whoever feel aggrieved could always go to court.
Below are the results as announced by INEC: 
Ogbia LGA
APC: 9,106
PDP: 13,051
Nembe LGA 
?A?PC: 6,974
PDP: 10,768

 

Ekeremo LGA

APC – 7,918
PDP – 14,602

Brass LGA
APC – 21,755
PDP – 6,516

Sagbama LGA

APC – 5,382
PDP – 28,934

Yenagoa LGA

APC – 14,563
PDP – 24,258

Kolokuma/Opolokuma LGA

APC – 6,896
PDP – 7,619

 

 

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Why Bayelsa Must Vote Out PDP – Oshiomhole

The Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, has asked the people of Bayelsa State to vote out the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Saturday’s governorship election in the state.

 

Oshiomhole said despite the massive natural endowments of the state, the PDP subjected the people to hardship and made them labour in vain under its umbrella.

 

The Edo governor, who spoke in Yenagoa during Tuesday’s final mega rally of APC, said it was time for Bayelsa to join the broom revolution by voting for the APC on Saturday.

 

He said the candidate of the APC, Chief Timipre Sylva, had been tested and known to have performed better than the candidate of the PDP and Governor of the state, Mr. Seriake Dickson.

 

According to him, Bayelsa cannot afford to be in the opposition to guarantee massive development in all sectors.

He said: “We want Bayelsa to fulfill its promises to the people. So, Sylva has been here, he has worked for you, he knows you and you know him too. You have tested his integrity.

 

“All of us in the APC family are unanimous that with Sylva, the pace of development in Bayelsa will change, more money will be invested in education, more jobs will be created and businesses will be located here.

 

“So we will work religiously and create jobs that are meaningful, that are sustainable. When we look at the faces here, we see a bundle of energetic men and women who are creative, energetic, resourceful, and what you need is a leadership that can fire your imagination.

 

“I don’t want to be the only South- South governor from APC. I also want to have a brother, a brother that is taller than me. Vote for change and then you will know that is the beginning of good things to come into this state.

 

“Therefore, on behalf of your brothers and sisters in Edo State, we will give our solidarity, our support our prayer and may change come on Saturday so that Bayelsa will grow from strength to strength.”

 

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Gov Dickson emerges PDP flag bearer for Bayelsa Dec 5 guber poll

 Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State on Thursday emerged Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for December 5 governorship election in the state.

Dickson contested the primary election as the only aspirant following the earlier disqualification of three aspirants and withdrawal of another.

Announcing the result, the Chairman of the Election Panel, Gov Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state, commended the delegates for their peaceful conduct adding that this was an indication that PDP was ready to set good example for other parties to follow.

“ A total of 476 delegates were listed for the election, 452 people were accredited, 24 were absent while five votes were voided..

“Gov. Dickson having scored 447 votes in the Bayelsa PDP governorship primary election, I declare him the winner; he is now returned as the party gubernatorial candidate in the state.

“The election today, shows that PDP is united and the transparency in the election is commendable. I must say that PDP will continue to be united not only in Bayelsa but Nigeria at large.

In his response, Dickson said he was ready to continue to pilot the affairs of the people of the state.

“I commend you all, for the support and today has shown that PDP is a peaceful party; PDP is strong in Bayelsa and there is no space for other parties come Dec 5.

“I hereby, announced to you that my able Deputy Governor, John Jonah will still be my running mate for the governorship race, I thank you all,” Dickson said.

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Timi Alaibe donated N10bn for Obasanjo’s third term plot -PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State has described the governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Alaibe, as “a desperate power monger” who cannot be trusted with public funds.

The party also revealed how Alaibe allegedly donated N10 billion towards the realisation of the aborted third term plot of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, when he was Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

The PDP State Secretary, Godspower Keku, in a statement in Yenagoa, said Alaibe’s antecedents during his tenure as NNDC boss proved that he was a political baggage to any serious party.

He said, ”It is a shame that somebody like Alaibe is coming out to say he wants to contest for governor of the state. The question to ask him is: what is he coming to offer? What was his antecedent at NDDC? In his years as the managing director of NDDC what did he do to better the lot of Bayelsans or the state in spite of all the opportunities available to him?

“Is it not true that instead of helping his own people he chose to empower his friends from the North and South West? Now is it not important to ask him if he actually loves Bayelsans; he should account for all the billions of naira budgeted and released for the construction of roads and water projects for Bayelsa state.

“Where are the roads and water projects in the state and what happened to the money so budgeted and released for this purpose? Who is Alaibe fooling? Surely, Bayelsans don’t trust him. His tenure at NDDC was a complete disaster”.

Keku who accused the governorship aspirant of “having donated N10 billion towards former President Olusegun Obsanjo’s alleged third term plot”, said that Alaibe had tried to contest for governor at three different times and on each occasion dropped out of the race after allegedly collecting money or appointment with the claim that he was “told to step down”.

He also claimed that the APC aspirant is a ”use and dump” politician, saying after his personal benefits on each occasion he tried to run for governor, he subsequently forgot his supporters.

“Is that a man that can be trusted? Is that the kind of leader Bayelsa needs? A leader who will mortgage the state and interests of the people for a pot of porridge?”, Keku quipped.

 

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I have a dossier on Obasanjo and I will expose him – Alamieyeseigha

Ten years after the impeachment and subsequent imprisonment of former Bayelsa State Governor, Diepreye Solomon Peter Alamieyeseigha by former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration, Alamieyeseigha is still boiling with anger towards the former president.

Even though he claims he has forgiven Obasanjo, whom he called a devil incarnate, he has vowed to expose him.

 

Speaking to Saturday Vanguard in Yenagoa, Alamieyeseigha said that he had forgiven all those who plotted and sent him to jail purely for political reasons even though the experience remains very painful to him.

The former governor was impeached and removed from office in December 2005 and was subsequently sent to jail for alleged mismanagement of Bayelsa State funds.

Some of his property alleged to have been secured with stolen funds in and outside Nigeria were confiscated and given to Bayelsa State by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) working in conjunction with foreign security agencies.

But Alamieyeseigha, who was granted state pardon by his former deputy governor and immediate past President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, last year, said that Obasanjo has not known peace because of the role he played in events leading to his impeachment, arrest and subsequent imprisonment.

He recalled that Obasanjo nearly fainted the first time he met him after his release from prison. He said the former president, who met him accidentally at the Katsina Airport became jittery on seeing him and managed to shake hands with him. Alamieyeseigha said: “I have forgiven all those who plotted against me, including former President Obasanjo. I know all those who plotted against me and sent me to jail. I cannot be living in the past as it does not help me in any way.

“What I passed through is painful all right but it would not have happened if it was not permitted by God. It is even more important to me that I am still alive today because I passed through many shadows of the valleys of death and still came out of them. ‘’I have met Obasanjo at very close quarters twice since I came out of prison.

I did not know that he was at the VIP Lounge at the Katsina Airport to attend the marriage of the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua’s daughter. Obasanjo came face to face with me at the airport when I went to use one of the rest rooms. It happened that as I opened the door to ease myself, I saw Obasanjo sitting face to face with me and he almost passed out.

“But I held his hands. He was scared and he felt uneasy all through. Then he began to ask ‘DSP, DSP, DSP! What have I done to deserve shaking your hands?’ There were many people there, one of them was Kenny Martins, the then chairman of the Police Equipment Fund.

“I told Obasanjo ‘I was only shaking you for two reasons: one-because of the fear of the Almighty God, who created us and two, for the fact that I am the Ganuma Katsina and you are a visitor to my emirate and tradition demands that I should welcome visitors’. “That prompted Kenny to get up also and greet me, saying ‘great leader, great leader’ and he came and hugged me.’’

The former governor said his second post-prison encounter with Obasanjo took place aboard a Dubai-bound flight where the former president met him seated in the business class and addressed him as ‘Fayose’ out of fear . His words: “The second encounter with Obasanjo was when we met on a flight going to Dubai. When Obasanjo came, I was already seated in the Business Class and he had no choice but to greet me.

But because of possible fear of seeing me, Obasanjo called out ‘Fayose, Fayose, Fayose.’ I protested to him that I am not Fayose and I said: ‘Former President Olusegun Matthew Okikiola Aremu Obasanjo, you are a devil incarnate.’ “I warned him not to talk again or he would face my anger. And I tell you, throughout the flight he could not say anything to me.

The only thing Obasanjo managed to say was to ask me whether I was the only one who had ever been sent to the prison. ‘DSP,  is it only you that entered prison? Don’t you remember that I was also imprisoned? You entered prison and I also did.’’ In spite of his criticism of the former president, Alamieyeseigha, still has some kind words for Obasanjo.

Describing Obasanjo as a leader, who keeps his word and works hard, the former governor said he has a dossier on Obasanjo and would reveal it in his forthcoming memoirs to enable Nigerians know what the man had been doing since 1966.

“But one thing I know about Obasanjo is that he is a leader. If Obasanjo gives you his word, it remains his bond. You can call him any time of the night, and he will pick his phone directly.

He is ready to sit with you on how to solve a problem but he would not allow you to talk. That is the type of character he is. I have a dossier on Obasanjo and I will expose him and Nigerians will read it in my memoir,” Alamieyeseigha said.

 

Source : Vanguard