TheNigerian news portal is a citizen’s online publishing and broadcasting platform combined with patriotic zeal to usher in positive narratives about the image of our country and it’s citizens. The portal was inaugurated in the united kingdom in 2016 and has consistently demonstrated fair, unbiased and transparent reportage of evolving developmental issues across the globe and particularly feeding its international audience in the accurate, facts-filled and truthful reports in and around the globe. As to remain as giants of both online publishing and broadcasting. TheNigerian news has recently launched "Television Nigerian" currently streaming in social media platforms as a web-TV

Bayelsa: Crack in PDP as Dickson calls on Nigerians to disregard Alaibe’s blackmail

- Advertisement -

0 149

By Sylvanus Okpe

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has called on well-meaning Nigerians to disregard alleged sinister blackmail orchestrated by former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Chief Timi Alaibe.

The Governor accused Alaibe, a governorship aspirant under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) of circulating a cynically manipulated version of addresses he delivered during political meetings and other gatherings in order to blackmail him for assumed political benefits.

A statement by the Special Adviser, Media Relations, Mr Fidelis Soriwei quoted the governor as saying that the former NDDC boss, out of desperation to become the PDP Guber flagbearer in the forthcoming November 16 Guber polls in the state at all, cost resorted to blackmail.

The Governor maintained that it was disappointing that Alaibe would go to the extent of manipulating audio recordings of his speeches for distribution to respected Nigerians with the intent to blackmail him into handing over the PDP Guber ticket to him even as he has no powers to do so.

The former federal lawmaker stressed that he regards all the aspirants including Alaibe as his brothers and friends and would not do anything to destroy any one of them.

However, Gov Dickson noted that Alaibe was at liberty to play the same game that he has been playing against all the governors of the state.

He also said that more of such blackmail is to be expected by Nigerians and leaders of the PDP as the state gets closer to the September 3, 2019 party primaries.

He further urged Alaibe to focus his attention on the Bayelsa people especially the delegates who are empowered by law to decide who should be the gubernatorial candidate of the PDP as his ploy to employ blackmail in order to cow PDP leaders in the state into submission will not fly.

Gov Dickson stressed that acceptability and popularity rather political desperation and manipulative action would make one of the 21 gubernatorial aspirants under the PDP to emerge winner at the forthcoming primaries.

The Governor maintained even as a major stakeholder in the forthcoming PDP primaries in the state as the leader of the Party, he has is at liberty to decide who to support and vote for.
He said, “It has come to the attention of the government that the former Managing Director òf the Niger Delta Development Commission, Chief Timi Alaibe, has been spreading manipulated audio recordings of Governor Dickson’s public utterance during meetings.

“It is curious that Alaibe would rather dissipate energy to the propagation of mischief rather than focusing attention on his gubernatorial campaigns.

“We wish to reiterate for the umpteenth time that the Governor as a major stakeholder in the issue of the governorship primaries is entitled to his own political views and decisions. That does not preclude any politician with genuine interest from testing his popularity with the delegates.

“It is important to stress also that the Governor’s decision not to reward disloyalty with the candidacy of the party is an informed decision of conviction.

“Alaibe would do well to focus on the campaigns to actualize his aspiration rather than the spreading of a campaign of calumny against a man whose name is not on the ballot. “

“Nigerians and leaders of the PDP should expect more of this blackmail as we move closer to the primaries.”

Support our journalism with a contribution of any size

Nigeria's media space is swamped with falsehood, deceit and delusion. Just a handful abides by the truth. TheNigerian is one of the unique platforms helping to shape the global narrative about Nigeria and her citizens across the world. It's quite costly to maintain this brand of journalism, however.

Readers from around the world, like you, make TheNigerian's work possible. We need your support to deliver quality, investigative journalism – and to keep it open for everyone. At a time when factual, honest reporting is critical, your support is essential in protecting our editorial independence. Every contribution, however big or small, is so valuable for our future.

Our brand of professional citizens' journalism requires a contribution from members of the public, patronage and sponsorship to thrive. We rely on this financial support to be able to carry out our numerous obligations of training, running cost, production, printing and general services. We also embark on Corporate Social Responsibilities through educational programs on our TV, newspaper and blogs.

Make a token donation to support us:
Account Name: Patriot and Sage Digital Communication Ltd
Account No: 1015619537
Bank Name: Zenith Bank

Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.

The Is The Best Offere For You

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More