Gov. Dickson, PDP protest as Bayelsa gets seventh CP in within 4 months

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Mr. Joseph Mukan has been posted to Bayelsa state as the new Commissioner of Police, which result to him being the seventh CP in the state in less than four months.

Top  government officials claiming that the frequent change in CPs were being  influenced by opposition politicians.

The  ruling Peoples Democratic Party in the state questioned  Mukan’s appointment  barely a month  after the previous CP, Ebere Onyeagoro  was posted to the state as CP.

The state chairman of the PDP, Cleopas Moses, in a statement, said the posting of CPs to Bayelsa had been  “politicised,” and claimed the opposition party in the state were those responsible for the frequent change in CPs in the state within four months.

Thereby, alleged that their aim was to instil fear in the citizenry and create  the  impression that the opposition would use security agencies to take over the state in the upcoming elections.

Governor Seriake Dickson, who spoke during the reception of some  All Progressives Congress leaders  on  Thursday, said  the frequent changes of CP in the state were geared towards favouring  the opposition ahead of the 2019 general elections.

However, the Police Public Relations Officer, Bayelsa State Command, Mr. Asinim Butswat,  said in a statement   Mukan was posted to the state  to take  over  from Onyeagoro, who has  been redeployed to the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Abuja, as CP Special Fraud Unit.

Butswat said, “Until his present posting, Mukan was the Commissioner of Police, SFU, Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Abuja.

“He is a disciplinarian and a professional police officer, who has served in various commands and formations  in various capacities.”

The police spokesman solicited the cooperation of the  people of Bayelsa State.

He urged  the public to  support  the new Commissioner of Police  to discharge his duties of maintaining law and order in the state.

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