The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has passed a four-point resolution calling on Governor Seriake Dickson to intervene, as the chief security officer of the state to stem the tide of impunity associated with incessant deployment and redeployment of Police Commissioners in the state.
The resolution also called on the Inspector General of Police to suspend the alleged intention to disband the police security outfit Operation Doo-Akpo operating in the state.
The resolution further called on Bayelsa State representatives in both the Senate and the House of Representatives to present these security concerns on both floors for deliberations.
Furthermore, the resolution called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to stop politicising the posting of police commissioners to and away from the state.
Presenting a motion under Matters of Urgent Public Importance, member representing Sagbama constituency II and Chairman, House Committee on Security, Hon. Bernard Kenebai (Rtd Colonel) lamented the indiscriminate postings of Police Commissioners in the state which he said has resulted in the increased spate of crime, cultism and general insecurity.
Hon. Kenebai averred that the redeployment of eighth Police Commissioners within a space of two months cannot but be abnormal and that such actions connote strong political undertones especially as we approach the next elections.
He equally condemned the plans by the IGP to disband the current police security outfit, Operation Doo-Akpo which he said been has very effective in combatting crime in the state.
Hon. Kenebai accused politicians in the opposition party in the state of being the brains behind this whose aim is to disable a very critical component of the state security architecture in other to execute their evil plans in the forth-coming elections.
Debating in favour of the motion, Deputy Speaker, Hon. Abraham Ingobere accused the opposition party of masterminding the possible disbandment of Operation Doo-Akpo to create heightened insecurity during this electioneering period which will lead to the imposition of a state of emergency in Bayelsa State.
Leader of the House, Hon. Peter Pereotubo Akpe warned that mixing partisan politics with issues of security will not augur well for the peace and development of the state.
In his contribution, Hon. Tonye Isenah, representing Kolokuma-Opokuma constituency I and Hon. Mitema Obordor, representing Ogbia I condemned the alleged plan to disband Operation Doo-Akpo and instead want the security outfit to be better equipped to further combat crime.
Both lawmakers frowned at politicians who are bent on coming to power violence rather than the ballot box in a free and fair election.
Also debating in favour of the motion, member representing Nembe II, Hon. Ingo Iwowari-Gold described the incessant deployments of Commissioners of Police in the state and other security personnel as an embarrassment to the state.
Other members unanimously condemned the alleged planned disbandment of Operation Doo-Akpo and the incessant deployments of police commissioners to the state which they describe as a deliberate ploy to create instability in state.