Niger Delta Peace Tour: Osinbajo visits Bayelsa amidst tight security

Yemi Osinbajo
Ag President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo

Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo is expected to visit Bayelsa State on Friday as part of the continuation of the Peace tour and consultations with key youths and other stakeholders in the Niger Delta region.

The visit is expected to be a follow up to the successful one hosted by Delta State. He is visiting Bayelsa in his capacity as the Acting President due to the medical vacation of the President, Muhammadu Buhari.

The Bayelsa State Government, in a statement issued on Thursday from the office of the State Commissioner of Information and Orientation, Hon. Jonathan Obuebite , stated that the state Government and the people of the State are looking forward to receiving the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo when he visits the Glory of All Lands as part of his tour to some states in the Niger Delta region.

According to the Statement,” we urged residents in the state to come out en masse to welcome the nation’s number two citizen. We assured the Vice President of the hospitality of people of the state and urged him to use the occasion of his visit to experience same for himself‎”.

The Statement also called on him to access critical areas of the state that needs prompt intervention by the federal government, stating that Bayelsa is the epicenter of all the issues as the home land of the Ijaw ethnic nationality and the fact that the state is more deltaic than Delta state and more river rine than Rivers state.

Also the government wants the visiting VP to resist every attempt by some persons to use his visit to score cheap political points by advancing their selfish interest which is capable of truncating the commencement of a sustained peace process in the Niger Delta.

Meanwhile, the Bayelsa State Police Command led by Commissioner of Police Asuquo Amba, confirmed that the Acting President will lead a high-level delegation of the Federal Government and will interact with traditional rulers, Eminent Bayelsans and members of conflict resolution committees.

The Police Command also announced that the consultation and interactive session is scheduled to hold at the DSP Alamieyeseigha Memorial Banquet Hall, Government House, Yenagoa.

“Attendance is strictly on invitation. The Command therefore advises all law abiding citizens to go about their lawful and legitimate businesses, while gathering of persons not invited to the programme, at any point within the State will not be tolerated, as adequate security measures have been put in place to curtail activities of miscreants”.