Buhari unable to take charge of national security — Gov. Dickson

Bayelsa Governor, Seriake Dickson
Bayelsa Governor, Seriake Dickson

The Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has called on the federal government to stop politicising national security.

The governor said the inability of President Muhamnadu Buhari to personally take charge of the nation’s security and engage “stakeholders” on national security has made some APC leaders to politicise security.

The governor in a press statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Francis Agbo, on Wednesday, accused some APC chieftains of taking advantage of the dysfunctional federal structure to hijack the security architecture to torment innocent citizens for their selfish ends.

The governor said the wind of insecurity blowing across the nation, and particularly the upsurge in herdsmen/farmers are not unconnected to the politicisation of security by the federal government.

The governor warned that the country ceases to have a future if the federal government fails to urgently unite the people of Nigeria to avert the nationwide senseless killings, stressing that the country is more than ever before too divided and unstable under the APC- led federal government!

He called on President Buhari to personally handle security matters as well as engage with state governors to know the specific challenges in the various states.

Governor Dickson also called on the president to call his party leaders especially, those in Bayelsa State to order, saying they should desist from sponsoring insecurity in the sate.

He said some APC leaders in the state were using the name of the president to compromise security by intimidating security agencies, stockpiling arms and ammunition, killing and ransacking communities at will.

Mr. Dickson said he had formally reported the matter to the president and relevant authorities but said instead of bringing the perpetrators to book, the federal government not only shielded the criminals from prosecution but provided them with security.

The Governor said: “These APC leaders exploit the fact that Mr President is not personally involved in the handling of national security to breach national peace and security. They know that he is not in charge of the critical issues of national security because he is not personally handling them the way he should.

“So they take advantage of the President’s attitude and the dysfunctional Nigeria state to intimidate and blackmail security agencies for their selfish interest and in the process, endanger the safety of lives and property of Nigerians. These APC leaders use the name of the President to sponsor criminals to unleash savage violence on innocent citizens.

“Their aim is to cause panic and force them to align with them. A case in point is in Bayelsa State where some APC leaders hide under the protection of the Federal Government to stockpile arms and ammunition to maim and kill innocent citizens just to instill fear in them.

“I have personally reported this to Mr. President and to the best of my knowledge, there has not been any decisive action from him or the Federal Government. Instead of prosecuting these criminals, the Federal Government has beefed up security around them. The politicisation of national security must stop for there can be no country without security!”


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  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    DICKSON AND CO SS/SE GOVERNORS SHOULD SHUT UP AND DEAL WITH THE SITUATION THEY CREATED THROUGH THEIR PRIMITIVE DOCILITY.

    When there is a security issue involving southerners or Christians or Shiites ,one cannot fail but notice the over-zealous and trigger-happy over-kill of the Buhari regime, they throw the constitution over board and resort to barbarism like killing thousands of citizens and burying them in mass secret graves ,they detain people without bail , they forcefully make citizens disappear , they even blow up penises and testicles of living persons and then allow them to die slowly without medical attention.

    As all these acts of wanton brutality happened Dickson and his bunch of cowards kept quiet while the like of Governor Fayose remained the lonely voice in the wilderness and the only governor who took the bull by the horns to defend his people’s right to life and he effectively stopped the menace of Fulani herdsmen in his state while the cowards like DICKSON remained silent. TODAY THE FULANI ARE STILL KILLING NIGERIANS FROM NORTH TO SOUTH AND THEY ALSO MONOPOLIZE THE NATIONAL SECURITY POSITIONS AND ASO ROCK POSITIONS SO WE MUST LEARN TO LIVE WITH IT BECAUSE THE PEOPLE WE ELECTED ARE USELESS AND THE FEDERAL SYSTEM MAKES IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR THEM TO CONTROL THE POLICE LOCALLY…….WE ARE DONE FOR.

    • Julius

      lol…always lumping SS & SE together. You are too funny. SS no want you and they told you in so many ways. Can’t the biafools man up on their own ?

  • Amarachi E

    Dickson Dickson Dickson, how many times do I call you, leave Baba alone oo. he come to save nigeria oo , if you doubt it ask fr mbaka.

  • Dan arewa

    Listens to this monkey, where are the Niger delta avengers or the biafrans who dealt with them. Wawa

    • Okakuoofbenin

      Buzu with a cow brain!