Dickson shot to death by gunmen in Bayelsa
Supporters of the two major contending parties in Saturday’s governorship election in Bayelsa State, the All Progressives Party, APC, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, are currently in a state of fear following the killing of Dieseye Dickson, the Deputy Ward Chairman of APC, Ward 1 in Odi Local Government Area of the state by unidentified gunmen.
It was learnt that the gunmen who were dressed in military uniforms shot Dickson to death in Odi community on Wednesday at about 11pm, DAILYPOST reported.
Reacting to the incident, the Director of Media and Publicity of the Sylva/ Igiri campaign Organisation, Chief Nathan Egba claimed that thugs suspected to be working for PDP carried out the killing.
Egba, while describing the killing as wicked, unwarranted and provocative, called on the police and other relevant agencies to ensure they apprehend those behind the killing.
He said, “As at this morning, the corpse of Mr. Dickson, was still lying in a pool of his own blood where he was killed. Do note that this is the second killing being carried out by the PDP since the campaigns started. Recall that Mr. Andrew June, a ward chairman of our party in Ekeremor LGA was hacked to death. We condemned this act of desperation by the PDP to continually attack and intimidate our supporters.”
“This killing is wicked, unwarranted and provocative. The APC and the campaign organization has repeatedly called on the police and other security agencies to step up their patrol to forestall any further attack on the APC members. Killers of these people must not be allowed to go unpunished.”