My life under threat, says Bayelsa Speaker

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Simon Utebor, Yenagoa

The Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Mr Konbowei Benson, has said that his life is in danger.

Benson cried out that some aggrieved persons not happy with his rising political profile in his Southern Ijaw Constituency 4 were threatening his life.

The Speaker, who is seeking to go to the National Assembly to represent Southern Ijaw Federal Constituency under the banner of the Peoples Democratic Party, said some elements were against his ambition.

Though he failed to mention the names of suspected persons, he claimed that such persons were also against Governor Seriake Dickson despite all their developmental efforts in the local government area.

Describing the plot to stop him by all means as evil, Benson lamented that already, his detractors had successfully created division among politicians in his constituency.

He said he had reported the matter to the police and the Department of State Services, adding that he received many threat messages.

The Speaker said, “My fear is the sharp disunity in the constituency. I have respectfully served the state and the area with the fear of the Almighty God and have delivered a lot of dividends but some few elements have consistently undermined my contributions and those of the governor.

“Again, they have vowed to turn the constituency upside down. My constituency is under demonic attack and I am praying for God’s intervention.

“I have since reported the matter to the police and the DSS because of the deluge of threat messages they keep sending to me. In this political season, you can’t take chances.”

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