The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairman in Bayelsa State, Chief Serena Dokubo-Spiff, has linked the transfer of the state Commissioner of Police, Paul Okafor as part of a plot to rig the December 5 governorship election in the state.
In a statement in Yenagoa, the state capital yesterday, Dokubo- Spiff said the sudden removal of Okafor, coming shortly after a similar transfer of the state Director of State Services (DSS), Baba Alhassan, just a month to the election raises questions about the motives for such actions.
He condemned the transfer of the two security chiefs whom he said were well-experienced and un­derstood the terrain of the state so well to make the decision of their transfer ‘unwise and curious’ at this period in the state.
The party chairman claimed in the statement that since the transfer of these two top security officers, there has been noticeable influx of criminals into the state with major threat to the security of lives and property.
Dokubo-Spiff, however, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to rise to the occasion and nip the alleged plan in the bud, adding that the only way the President and the All Progressives Congress (APC) could demonstrate the change they profess was to ensure a free and fair election.

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