YENAGOA (Sundiata Post) – Governor of Bayelsa State Hon. Seriake Dickson, on Thursday expressed shock over the unprovoked attack of savagery meted out to the victims of the December 5 and 6 gubernatorial poll in Southern Ijaw and other parts of the state.
During his visit to the victims at the Gloryland Hospital in the Opolo area of Yenagoa, he said it was a miracle for them to have survived because of the seriousness of the injuries they sustained.
While wishing them and their families merry Christmas, Dickson thanked God for sparing their lives, expressing surprise how brothers and friends could attack their unarmed brothers in the name of politics.
The governor assured the victims that, all those who perpetrated the violence that caused the injuries and pains to them would be brought to book to serve as a deterrent to others.
According to him, political differences are not settled with guns and bullets, but through the ballot box, stressing that, instead of preparing for elections, some individuals and parties prepared for war.
He used the opportunity to renew his call on the security agencies to dispassionately carry out impartial law enforcement, in order to restore the confidence of the citizenry in their ability of the security forces to protect them.
Earlier the Medical Director of the Gloryland Hospital, Dr. Young Dede, took the Governor on a tour of the facilities and medical wards at the hospital and explained the severity of the injuries and critical state of the victims, before they were admitted.
Those who were admitted with gunshot wounds are Godbless Douglas from Ogbotobo; Animieyefa John, Woyinkuro Sanko, Tari Gbeneowei and Joseph Macaiva from Olugbobiri, while Abel Esau is from Koluama and Ayebaifie Ogoun is from Ekowe community all in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state.