Widow of a former Governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, Mrs Margaret Alammieyeseigha said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and not the All People’s Congress(APC) were responsible for the death of her husband. The former Bayelsa First Lady shocked guests at the one-year memorial event of the late politician at his country home in Amassoma, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state. The late Alamieyeseigha was the Executive Governor of Bayelsa State between 1995-2005 before he was impeached and subsequently imprisoned for corruption and abuse of office.
Mrs Alamieyeseigha in an interview with some journalists stated that it was the PDP that frustrated and sent her husband to his early grave and not the All Progressives Congress as widely speculated.
According to her, “I can categorically say today that it was the PDP that arrested my husband, seized all his properties and humiliated him to the point of death.
“It was the PDP that killed my husband and not the APC. It was PDP that arrested my husband, it was the PDP that humiliated my husband and killed him. At the end they seized everything that belonged to him.
“It was the PDP that tormented my husband and he died as a result of the humiliation he suffered in the hands of the PDP. As far as I am concerned, they humiliated us and took everything away from us.”
The former first lady described her late husband as a man who was totally committed to the fight for the emancipation of the Ijaw people but the same people he fought for sold him out to the PDP that “eventually killed him.
“When my husband took over the mantle of leadership, he saw how his people were suffering. As an intelligent man, he saw the need to fight for resource control as the way out for his people.”