Margaret Alamieyeseigha, widow of Diepreye Solomon Alamieyeseigha, late former governor of Bayelsa state, says her husband was killed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The former Bayelsa first lady noted that the All Progressive Congress (APC) was not responsible for her husband’s death, because the present ruling party was not in power when his travails began.
During the first year anniversary of Alamieyeseigha’s death on Monday, Maragret noted that there was no need for any controversy over her husband’s passing.
“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 his death.
“It is PDP that killed my husband and not the APC. It was PDP that arrested my husband; it was 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’m concerned, they humiliated me and took everything away from us.”
She further said the Ijaw people, whom Alamieyeseigha fought for, betrayed and sold him out to the PDP.
“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.
“But at the end it is the same people that he fourth for that betrayed him. They sold him out to the PDP that eventually killed him. I want to advise the Ijaw people to stop betraying their leaders, so that they can move forward.”
Alamieyeseigha died of cardiac arrest at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, on October 10, 2015, aged 62.