2023: Bayelsa monarch calls indigenes home ahead of polls, assures of their safety

Nembe—The Amayanabo of Opu-Nembe Kingdom in Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, HRM King Biobelemoye Josiah has called on all sons and daughters of Opu-Nembe residing across the country and in the diaspora to come home and participate fully in the forthcoming general elections.

A statement signed by the Chairman of the Opu-Nembe Council of Chiefs, Chief Ezekiel Samuel Teigbenyo-Ikoli, on behalf of the king, says the invitation became necessary as most of the indigenes had left the community due to fear of being attacked owing to the recent incident of killings in the community.

The monarch assures that security has been beefed up and normalcy has been restored for people to go about their daily activities without fear of being attacked.

The statement also noted that free transportation would be provided to convey people from Yenagoa and Port Harcourt, the capitals of Bayelsa and Rivers States respectively to Nembe at designated areas.

According to the statement, the departure area for residents in Yenagoa is Senator Degi’s campaign office by express opposite club bara on Friday at 8 am and for more inquiries, the public can contact the following numbers 07058223467, 08037340750, 08033313292, and 08152820540.

While for those in Port Harcourt, the buses will depart from Amadi Roundabout on Friday at 9 am and for more inquiries, they can call the following numbers for more details 07039329446 or 08050231882

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