Explosives rock homes of two party chieftains in Bayelsa

By Esther Poweide

Unease has characterised the political situation in Bayelsa state as charlatans supposedly in harmony with an aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) threw explosives into the homes of two party chieftains in Yenagoa and Brass Local Governments.

GbaramatuVoice gathered that all the skirmish was targeted because of the primary elections slated in the state.

According to our source, “Party chieftains, whose homes were attacked, are Obuku Oforji (representing Yenagoa I) and the Executive Chairman of Brass, Victor Isaiah. Both houses were reportedly attacked on Saturday evening.

“There has been quarrel in PDP between the Restoration Caucus and others, especially after the ward and national congresses, to elect delegates for the primary. Some aspirants protested outcome of the delegates elections.”

The source further said, “It was learnt that the explosions were reported to the commissioner of Police and the state Director of the Department of State Service (DSS) in Yenagoa.

“Isaiah described the attack as unfortunate, saying the matter was promptly reported to the police and the DSS. He added that the DSS director and Police commissioner visited his home for confirmation.

“He said his younger brother, who witnessed the incident, said he saw and overheard three boys on the premises making suspicious calls to determine if people were in the house. A few minutes after the call, the explosion went off.”

It was observed that “Investigations have begun into the attack to identify the culprits. It was learnt security operatives would probe supporters who openly protested the party congresses.”