Dickson’s ex-aides violently clash with governor over unpaid allowances

It was a rough and embarrassing moment on Tuesday for Seriake Dickson as some former aides to the Bayelsa governor violently prevented him from leaving the Government House, Yenagoa.

The former aides are accusing Mr Dickson of refusing to pay their salaries and allowances.

The governor’s tenure ends in two days. He will be succeeded by David Lyon of the All Progressives Congress who won the November 2019 election.

A video posted on Twitter by one Theresa Tekenah (@TheresaTekenah) around 5:20 p.m. on Tuesday captured the confrontation at the Government House gate.

“Pay us our money,” a man is heard shouting in the video as an angry crowd used pipe, sticks, and stones to barricade the entrance to the Government House.

In a few seconds of skirmish, an unidentified man from…

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