The leadership of Egbemo-Angalabiri community in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State has threatened to recall the Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Hon. Michael Ogbere.
They accused the deputy speaker of abandoning his law making business and meddling in community affairs that do not concern him in any way.
They say if Ogbere refused to back down and stop the alleged intimidation of the people, they would have no choice but to join other constituents to initiate his recall from the Bayelsa State House of Assembly.
They bemoaned the situation whereby the legitimate leadership of the community were allegedly sacked and replaced with his loyalists.
Addressing a press conference in Yenagoa, the leadership of the community led by the acting Highness, Chief Ayakurai Gometi, appealed to Governor Douye Diri and the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Abraham Ingobere to call Ogbere to order.
They expressed concern that some youths, suspected to be working for Ogbere have given the chiefs ultimatum to leave the community, that Ogbere wants to be the King of the community by all means.
These youths have been carrying out activities that undermine the leadership of the community.
”The leadership of Egbemo-Angalabiri community in line with community practice, had zoned various positions of the City Trust to different families, but the Hon Deputy Speaker went against the decision of the Council of Chief and insisted that only his candidate will emerge or there would be no General Memorandum of Understanding (GMoU).
“This is the reason he is unilaterally installing his own purported Chiefs to sign the GMoU for him claiming that he is carrying out the instructions of the governor. We are warning that if he doesn’t retrace his steps, we will join forces with others to recall him because we voted him into the House of Assembly.
“We want to put the various security agencies on notice that the deputy speaker should be held responsible for any breakdown of law and order in the community because his actions are capable of causing a crisis in the community,” he said.
When contacted for his reaction, media aide to Ogbere, Mr Akeme Moses dismissed all the allegations, noting that at the appropriate time the lawmaker would respond to the Chiefs