The Young Ijaw Professionals, an emerging group of professionals from different backgrounds, says it has uncovered plans by a former Governor from the South South zone and some of his aides to hire women to protest nude in Yenagoa the Bayelsa State Capital against Governor Dickson.
According to the group’s spokesman, Mr. Iniefe Gbalakuromo, the plan is part of a grand design by some politicians from the South South who are intimidated by the rising profile of Governor Dickson.
The planned protest, which is being hatched in Abuja ought to have being concluded but for the recent travel by one of the major sponsors, who, the group claims wants to settle scores with Governor Dickson over the Boro day speech. He also “wants to whittle down the rising profile of Dickson they see as a threat to their group’s political interest and ambition,” the professionals claim.
“The group wishes to warn both their sponsors and all women who are being mobilised for this shameful and mindless activity to stay clear of Bayelsa State as they shall be prevented by every available means from entering into Yenagoa to carry out such a nefarious activity.
“The group also wishes to call on the Security Agencies in the State to be on red alert and ensure that such mischievous politicians and failed appointees do not cause any breach of the peace in the State.
“Furthermore, the group wishes to call on all Bayelsa women not to allow themselves to be used by such failed politicians who do not mean well for the State. This is because as globally celebrated Governor Dickson has done more and is still going to do more for Bayelsa women through more appointments and empowerment programmes,” the group stated.