Lokpobiri Supporter Dismisses Anti Party Rumours
Few days to the Governorship election in Bayelsa State, former Council Secretary of Brass Local Government Council, Bayelsa State, Zion Amanda has dismissed rumour that the Minister for State Petroleum, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri is working for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and for the reelection of the Governor, Douye Diri.
Amanda who spoke to journalists on Thursday in Yenegoa, the State capital, described such rumours as lies and baseless but said it was a plot to discredit the Minister for State Petroleum’s high political profile in Bayelsa State.
The former Council Secretary who was reacting to rumours and some media reports making the rounds in some sections of the media claiming that Lokpobiri is working secretly with the PDP-led government in Bayelsa state headed by Governor Douye Diri.
Media reports had recently alleged that there is a crack in Bayelsa APC as some top leaders and Lokpobiri were accused of engaging in alliance talks with PDP.
Amada debunked the allegations and said the Minister is a man of integrity who respects party rules, adding that the former legislator cannot be involved in such an act that will rob his party the election, considering his commitment to the Party in Bayelsa State.
According to him, Senator Lokpobiri is a strong APC leader and has been working hard to see that his party win in the November 11 Governorship election in Bayelsa State. Those rumours about him are lies and unfounded”.
“I wish to state that the rumours that our leader, Senator Lokpobiri is playing anti party lack credibility and are false allegations circulated in an attempt to tarnish the reputation of our leader. He is a committed member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) his party , the APC Governorship candidate in the upcoming 2023, Governorship election in BayelsaState”, he declared.
Amada regretted that Niger Delta politicians take delight in black mailing others in order to get favour”.
He warned that the plot to rubbish the political ambition of Senator Lokpobiri did not start now, but each time, these false allegations came, the former Speaker comes out strong and better against all odu.
He further described the former National legislator as a lover of peace who has consistently championed unity and cohesion within the State chapter of the APC and has been at the forefront of promoting the party’s agenda in Bayelsa State.
By Ike Wigodo