The Bayelsa State Government has distanced itself from the article released by Governor Douye Diri’s Chief Press Secretary, Daniel Alabrah with respect to the presidential ambition of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Alabrah who had clearly stated that his statement was personal said, the aspiration of the former president will shortchange the whole of southern Nigeria.
He warned that the emergence of Jonathan will deny southern Nigeria the chance of ruling the country for two terms.
The statement was, however, termed by some as the view of the state government.
The Commissioner for Information, Orientation and Strategy, Ayibaina Duba, while condemning the view of Alabrah, warned that the state government would not hesitate to take drastic action against any appointee who fails to conduct themselves well.
The statement reads in part, “Government hereby dissociates completely with the views expressed by Mr Daniel Alabrah. His views are not, cannot and should not be attributed to the governor and the Government of Bayelsa State.
“Government further wishes to use this medium to warn appointees of the administration to be conscious of their positions and appreciate that their opinions can easily be misconstrued as those of government. They are advised to exercise restraint and good judgement in their public discourse.
“Government will not hesitate to take drastic action against any appointee who throws caution to the wind, fails to respect his office and conducts himself in a manner that may put the governor in disrepute, undermine the good image of the Bayelsa State Government or cause disaffection among stakeholders in the state.”