The Bayelsa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has sounded a note of warning to the All Progressive Congress, APC, concerning Pa Edwin Clark, a notable leader in Niger Delta region.
PDP warned APC to stop disrespecting the Ijaw National Leader, and other leaders of South South and Middle Belt regions.
The warning was issued by the State secretary of PDP, Chief Godspower Keku, on Friday in Yenagoa,
The party condemned the “despicable display of disrespect” for the person of Ijaw National Leader, Pa Edwin Clark and other elder statesmen and leaders in the South South and Middle Belt regions by the leaders of APC in the state.
Keku also cited a comment made by the State Publicity Secretary of APC, Mr Diofie Buokoribo for abusing Pa Clark and other leaders in the regions, regarding their views about the election-related violence in Rivers and Bayelsa states.
According to PDP, it was as immoral and sickening for a son of the South South to make such a disparaging remarks about the elders and leaders of his people for saying the truth about issues of grave concern to them.
He said further that statement attributed to Buokoribo, where he described Pa Clark and other leaders as a disgrace, fits perfectly into APC’s language of desperation and culture of violence in Bayelsa.
He advised the state APC, led by Chief Timipre Sylva and Senator Heineken Lokpobiri to apologize to the people.
He stressed that in spite of the massive deployment of soldiers to aid the evil plot of the APC to rig the election in Bayelsa, the people roundly rejected them with the PDP clinching 17 out of the 21 declared results of the 24 House of Assembly seats.