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Bayelsa: Gov Diri warns Baraza cooperative society members against riot

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Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State

The Bayelsa State Government says it has uncovered plans by some aggrieved members of the Baraza Multipurpose Cooperative Society Limited to embark on demonstration in Yenagoa over issues of their investments with the cooperative.

This was contained in a statement on Monday by the state Commissioner for Information, Orientation and Strategy, Mr Ayibaina Duba.

Duba warned Baraza members to perish such plans as the cooperative is not established by the government, but totally a private business.

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The statement read in part, “It has come to the notice of the Bayelsa State Government that some aggrieved members of Baraza Multipurpose Cooperative Society Limited are planning to stage a protest to Government House, Yenagoa on issues bordering on their investments with the cooperative.

“Members of Baraza Multipurpose Cooperative Society Limited are to note that the cooperative society is a private concern.

“Government is neither a party nor a witness to the cooperative’s activities and contract with its members.

“Therefore, any protest targeted at the state government in respect of the cooperative is ill-advised, misdirected and must not be carried out.”

He advised the angry investors and the management of Baraza to explore peaceful means of resolving their problems rather than breaching the public peace.

The statement further urged residents to shun any act that could compromise the public order and security in the state.

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