Saturday, September 26, 2015

Alaibe ready to serve Bayelsans, not through violence, cultism

Good Governance for Change Initiative, a political organisation, has said that Chief Timi Alaibe is ready and always willing to serve the good people of Bayelsa but not through violence and cultism, ITRealms gathered.

“Alaibe is ready and always willing to serve the good people of Bayelsa but not through violence. He is only interested in the issues of development in Bayelsa State. In this state, we know the true practitioners of violence and cultism. Bayelsans cannot forget in a hurry the atrocities committed by Sylva while he was the governor. Many lives were wasted on the streets of Yenagoa in what many knew as state sponsored killings of perceived enemies. So many innocent lives were lost in cross fire of cult gangs or killer squads who regrettably were introduced to drugs.

“Many can still recollect that these boys were used as political thugs to intimidate opponents and if the Youth Vanguard is truthful, it will concede that what played out last Tuesday was a demonstration of a sordid past aided and abetted by Sylva,” the group said.

GGCI, on Saturday rose in defence of All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant, Timi Alaibe, saying he is not desperate for power but running to serve the people of Bayelsa State. This is coming barely 24 hours after a group sympathetic to ex-Governor Timipre Sylva, APC Youth Vanguard, had said Alaibe was so desperate for power.

But the Secretary, GGCI, Mr. Friday Dressman, in a statement reacted to the claims by APC Youth Vanguard, saying contrary to insinuations, it was Sylva who had showed desperation for the job of governor as his conduct indicated during the recent botched governorship primary of the party.

He, however, clarified that the events of last Tuesday during the primary election were triggered by Sylva’s “inordinate ambition”, saying they could have been avoided had the former governor played by the rule rather than “obsessive inclination to seize power” in what he also referred to as “do or die politics”.

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