The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Bayelsa state has accused the state chapter of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, of inviting anarchy in the state.
The APC in a statement issued in Yenagoa on Wednesday by its Publicity Secretary in the state, Doifie Buokoribo said the PDP by kicking against the deployment of a new Commissioner of Police in the state was also inciting the people against the police.
It noted that “it was indecent and reprehensible that a party in control of government in the state could be frightened by a lawful routine security posting.
It reminded the party that: “not long ago, under the Gov. Seriake Dickson’s administration, his friend and member of his party, PDP, was posted to the state as commissioner of police.
“And, in spite of apparent injustices, APC never resorted to PDP’s current attempt to provoke public anger against the police and cause anarchy.”
Buokoribo further accused the PDP of having a hidden agenda which it fears the new police boss in the state would not condone.
“The PDP is taking its objection to the posting of the new Police Commissioner in Bayelsa, Mr. Joseph Mukan, beyond the red lines. It has become a joke taken too far,” the statement said.
The statement issued by APC was in response to an earlier statement by PDP alleging that the police commissioner’s office had become APC’s “operational political base.”