Former Bayelsa State acting governor, Chief Nestor Binabo yesterday cried out that his life was being threatened by Governor Seriake Dickso.
Binabo said Dickson confirmed this while addressing non-governmental organisations at the banquet hall in Yenagoa, when he publicly declared that he (Binabo) was his greatest enemy in Sagbama Local Government Area.
Binabo, who handed over to Dickson in 2012 and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Dickson are both from Sagbama.
This is just as the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has denied Binabo’s allegation, describing it as wicked.
The PDP in a statement on Monday by director of publicity for the Restoration Campaign Organisation, Mr. Jonathan Obuebite, stated that there was no time Dickson addressed any gathering where he threatened that Nestor Binabo was his greatest enemy as alleged.
Obuebite said any imputation to link the governor to such allegation was not only wicked but callous political orchestration which should be condemned.
He said Dickson was not the convectional politician who trades in lies or engages in needles propaganda and blackmail to score cheap political points.
Rather, he said, Dickson would use his time to campaign on issues that would enhance the wellbeing of the electorate.
However, Binabo said he decided to cry out following attacks on APC leaders in the state by suspected thugs of the PDP, which he said had already claimed the life of an APC stalwart and left many others injured.
The APC leader said, “Dickson said that an Okunbiri man who has joined the APC is his greatest enemy in Sagbama. Everybody knows that I am from Okunbiri, close to Dickson’s community in Sagbama. I am an APC stalwart and since l joined APC, Dickson has been after me.
“This is the second time he is declaring me his arch enemy. I don’t know what he meant by declaring me his arch enemy. First of all I handed power over to him. I conducted a peaceful election and spent the resources to make him a governor. So, I don’t see why Governor Seriake Dickson sees me as his arch enemy.
“It is not a surprise to me at all. As a former deputy speaker, a speaker, and an acting governor of this state having moved to APC and more so from his own local government, he knows he has failed. And I think that is the primary reason he has continuously declared me his arch enemy.”
Binabo said it was a matter of serious concern for a governor who is also the chief security officer of a state to publicly threaten a defenceless and armless citizen.
He said, “The world knows that when a governor publicly declares somebody his enemy, it raises a lot of concern. Dickson is the chief security officer. He has all the security; he has all the bad boys, the so-called volunteer service of this state.
“So, I would not pretend to say that my life is in danger. I have said it sometime ago when my wife was kidnapped. I accused the government and now that there is a public declaration that I am his enemy, I am also afraid of my life.”
Binabo said the alleged threats from the governor would not deter him from supporting the APC and working for the victory of the party’s candidate, Chief Timipre Sylva.


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