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Bayelsa election: ‘Diri monitoring me with spies, Sylva alleges

Gov Douye Diri and Timipre Sylva

Gov Douye Diri and Timipre Sylva


The Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva, has alleged that the state governor, Senator Douye Diri, has deployed spies around the state, to monitor his movement.

This was contained in a statement issued on Sunday, and made available to newsmen, by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to former governor Sylva, Julius Bokoru.

Bokoru in the statement, alleged that credible intelligence available to him revealed that the spies operating across the state, especially the Bayelsa International Cargo Airport were asked to record and report the former governor’s movements in the state to some off-grid security architecture in Bayelsa.

According to the Daily Post, the APC candidate alleged that the spy activities were being coordinated by a close security aide of the governor to compromise his convoy.

He however appealed to the security agencies and members of the public to take note of Diri’s alleged strategy of violence against him and the people of Bayelsa with a special focus on Opu-Nembe.

Silva noted that instead of taking up the strategy of commissioning and inaugurating projects for electioneering campaigns like other serving governors seeking reelection, Diri has allegedly, resorted to desperation, violence and underhand practices following his failure in office.

The statement said: “Credible reports available to H.E Chief Timipre Sylva, Governorship Candidate of the APC in Bayelsa State suggests that Gov. Douye Diri has commissioned spies across the state, especially at the Bayelsa International Cargo Airport, to document and report Chief Sylva’s movements in Bayelsa and environs to some off-grid security architecture in the State.

“This desperate, illegitimate security operation is headed by a close security aide to Gov. Diri and the end game, as is known, is to compromise the convoy and security of Chief Sylva.

“This is to alert the general public and especially the security agencies across the nation to take note of Gov. Diri’s strategy of violence against Sylva and the Bayelsa people with a special focus being Opu-Nembe.

“A serving Governor’s chief campaign strategy, naturally, was to reel out achievements and milestones, not investing in an orgy of violence. Diri should be commissioning projects, not commissioning spies.

“Sylva’s push to Creek Haven is an act of liberation and Bayelsans are massively aligned. The change is soon, the change is inevitable and the soul of Bayelsa state will be salvaged from the jaws of characters whose futile way of masking their inefficiency is violence.”

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