The Special Adviser on Security Matters to the former Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr. Richard Perekeme Kpodoh has been put under security watch over an alleged inciting statement.
In a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Bayelsa State Governor, Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson, the government has directed relevant security agencies to take appropriate action.
Describing the statements credited to the former Special Adviser as a threat to the existing peace and tranquility in the State, the release added that if not nipped in the bud it is capable of plunging the State into chaos.
The statement reads in part, “Mr. Kpodoh had in the last couple of days vigorously pursued his inordinate plans by dishing out deliberate falsehood about the Federal and State Governments with a view to creating a state of insecurity and disaffection, using the platform of the so called new PDP, ostensibly to destabilize the home base of Mr. President.
“Government wishes to remind Bayelsans of the antecedents of Mr. Kpodoh and warn vulnerable Youths as well as the unsuspecting public to be mindful of this group of disgruntled persons, who are only out to mislead and misinform them as part of their grand design to achieve their selfish motives.
“Piqued by the fact that, the current administration has achieved so much within so short a time, what they couldn’t achieve in 5 years, they have resorted to deliberate blackmail and propaganda.
“Furthermore, the general public is hereby enjoined to note the serial killings and wanton destruction of property of perceived political opponents, leading to heightened fear and insecurity perpetrated by the said Mr. Richard Kpodoh.
“As a responsible Government with a clear mandate to provide adequate security for its citizens, this administration will not hesitate to deal decisively with any individual or group, no matter their status, that decides to take advantage of the existing peaceful and convivial atmosphere in the State.
“In view of the foregoing, Government wishes to advise law abiding Bayelsans to be wary of the antics of these mischief makers, who are clearly out to use them to attract undue recognition. This Government has a clear vision and cannot be blackmailed by anybody or group all in the name of playing politics.
“Members of the public are therefore, advised to go about their normal duties, as Government is prepared more than ever before to protect lives and property of the citizens.
“Government also wishes to warn that it will spare no effort at ensuring that anyone found wanting is made to face the full wrath of the law”.