Make Bayelsa Great (MBG), a political group, on Friday said that Chief. Ndutimi Alaibe, owes nobody apologies for switching political parties in quest of his governorship ambitions.
Alaibe, a founding member of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) decamped to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2015 and is back to the PDP in 2019.
A rival group, Bayelsa PDP Restoration Foot-Soldiers, had on Monday demanded an unreserved apology from Alaibe, claiming that he lacked the moral right to vie for the PDP’s ticket .
The group said that their position was premised on the fact that Alaibe had serially betrayed the party particularly at its trying times.
The MBG, while reacting to the call by Restoration Foot Soldiers, said their investigation revealed that the group is faceless and that the call was by detractors out to fan the embers of discord between Gov. Seriake Dickson and Alaibe.
The Coordinator of the group, Mr. Bodise Wilson, in a statement issued in Yenagoa, stressed that there was no dispute between Dickson and Alaibe, and that there was no need for anybody to demand an apology from Alaibe.
“The sponsors of the fake group ‘Restoration Foot-Soldiers’ only in their mischief want the world to believe that the Governor is behind their activities, but we know the Governor is not in anyway connected to the group.
“For the benefit of the public, there is need to set the records straight, so that gullible minds will not be tempted to take the fallacies of this group hook line and sinker.
“We wish to make it clear that the sponsors of this group are political jobbers whose stock in trade is to create confusion for their selfish aggrandizements, and that these evil machinations will not see the light of the day.
“This fake group of fraudsters use the phrase PDP ‘Restoration Foot-Soldiers’, to make believe that they are working for Gov. Seriake Dickson, while they are not, but out to fan the embers of discord between the Governor and Alaibe.
“There is no dispute between Gov Seriake Dickson and Chief Ndutimi Alaibe.
“The sponsors of the fake group ‘Restoration foot-soldiers’ only in their mischief want the world to believe that the Governor is behind their activities, but we know the Governor is not anyway connected to the group.
“Our checks showed that the fake group ‘Restoration Foot-Solders’, is not known anywhere prior to this time and the person who signed the press statement used a fictitious name.
“This is the trade mark of political jobbers out to create the impression that the group is in existence for their pecuniary benefit.
“It is worthy of note here that Chief. Alaibe as a disciplined party man consulted widely with party stakeholders before returning to the party amidst celebrations in Yenagoa.
“At the event, Chief Ndutimi Alaibe said that ‘all the positions I held in Nigeria today was made possible by the PDP, so I am happy to be back home’.
“At different fora, Chief Ndutimi Aliabe has taken time to explain reasons for withdrawing from the Governorship contests and has consistently emphasized that the blood of the people is not worth his ambition.
“He doesn’t want to create widows and orphans because he wants to be Governor of Bayelsa State,” MBG stated.
MBG urged its rivals to work towards the victory of their preferred aspirants at the September 3 primary election of the party, rather than casting aspersions and vilifying an aspirant who is going about his consultations with stakeholders.