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Saturday, 10 October 2015

Group alleges – APC behind the death of first civilian governor of Bayelsa State, Dieprieye Alamieyesiegha


The All Progressives Congress (APC) has been accused of being behind the death of first civilian governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Dieprieye Alamieyesiegha, who passed away in Port-Harcourt on Saturday.

A socio-cultural organisation, Izon Brotherhood in the Diaspora, in a statement said the recent extradition notice by the United Kingdom aggravated the health of the former governor and his subsequent death.

Alamieyesiegha’s health deteriorated a few days ago and was rushed to a private hospital in Port-Harcourt where he slipped into comma until he passed on.

Spokesman of the group, Arc. Pere Jones, lambasted the APC which he claimed was behind the recent extradition notice that must have aggravated the health of the former Ijaw leader.

Jones said APC influenced the inclusion of Alamieyesiegha’s name among those wanted by the UK government “even after going through the whole legal hurdles of prosecution, conviction and later pardoned”.

He further noted that some Ijaw sons worked hand-in-hand with the APC to undermine the Ijaw nation.

“Clearly, it’s a shame to all our Ijaw brothers who are in league with the APC, witchhunting and working against their fellow Ijaw brothers and sisters, being singled out for alleged corruption charges,” he said.

“They should be ashamed of themselves. Frankly, no Ijaw man worth his salt should have anything to do with APC.

“With what they have done to our dear leader, Alamieyesiegha, no right thinking son or daughter of Ijaw extraction should be seen associating with the APC. His death is really unfortunate”, the statement concluded.

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