The All Progressives Congress in Bayelsa State has warned Governor Seriake Dickson and the Peoples Democratic Party not to politicise the issue of security in the state.
The state Chairman of the APC , Jonathan Amos , gave the warning while speaking with journalists in Yenagoa , the state capital , during the week .
He urged the state government and the PDP leadership to see the issue of posting a commissioner of police as purely the prerogative of the Inspector General of Police , which is done based on professionalism and security .
Reacting to the statement made by Dickson and the PDP leadership in the state protesting the posting of Mr . Joseph Mukan as seventh commissioner of police in the state, Mr. Amos said the safety of all Bayelsans should be the primary concern of all stakeholders irrespective of their political affiliations.
Dickson , while receiving some defectors to the PDP recently , said that the opposition party had created the impression that the new commissioner would do their bidding.
He said, “Now they just told me that the fourth commissioner of police they posted to Bayelsa had been removed , opposition party created an impression that the new commissioner would do their bidding.
“They brought the one they said is their party member to come to police our state that we have secured so that they can use cult boys to create problem and kill people . We will not allow that . ”
Also, the state PDP Chairman , Cleopas Moses , had also accused leaders of the APC in the state of influencing the transfer and deployment of commissioners in the state