Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson has spoken out on the circumstances which led to the death of former governor, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha.
Dickson said that Alamieyeseigha lost his life because he was harassed and forced to abandon the medical treatment which he was undergoing abroad.
The governor reportedly made the comments during a broadcast on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, according to Premium Times.
“To us as a people at this trying time, this sad incident should serve to unite us and to rededicate ourselves to the ideals that he stood for,” Dickson said.
“We acknowledge the anger, disappointment and the sense of outrage felt by our people at home and in the diaspora, well-meaning Nigerians and others around the world for the way and manner he was harassed and forced to abandon his treatment abroad.
However, this is not a time for recriminations and divisions but rather a time for sober reflections. I therefore call for all and sundry, particularly the youths to remain calm and maintain the peace as we mourn our departed leader,” he added.
Dickson also postponed the launch of his re-election campaign, which had been scheduled to hold on Saturday, October 17, in Alamieyeseigha’s honour.
The state government had earlier declared a seven-day mourning period for the former governor.
Alamieyeseigha died on October 10 at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital in Port Harcourt, River State.