A former member of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, Excel Toriomo, popularly known as General Monday, yesterday accused the Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson of attempting to kill him over his decision to defect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
General Monday, who is president of the coalition of ex-militant leaders in Bayelsa, said that the police invasion of his home and the arrest of his colleagues, allegedly at the order of Governor Dickson, is a clear sign that he could be assassinated.
He stated in part that, “it is expected that since INEC declared Seriake Dickson the winner of the election, he would harmonize everyone and carry the people along pending the determination of the suit filed by Chief Timipre Sylva in court. Rather, the Governor has made it a point of duty to witch-hunt those he perceived a threat to him and those also who supported the opposition party.”
The former militant appealed that the Governor “speedily release” his colleagues who were arrested by the police and that should anything happen to him or his colleagues “the entire country should be aware of those responsible.”