Wind of change is sweeping PDP in Bayelsa State. The All Progressive Congress (APC)’s quest to takeover the governorship seat in Bayelsa State got a boost today as the party received 1,150 new members ahead of the governorship election in the state slated for December 5, 2015.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that all the new members defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Some of those who defected were Mr Wenirepe Seibarogu, a former Deputy Governor, Mr Sam Inokoba, former state PDP Chairman, and Mr Timi Alaibe, former Managing Director of the NDDC.
Others include Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri and a former member of House of Representative, Mr Nadu Karibo.
APC National Chairman, John Oyegun, who welcomed the new members at a rally in Yenagoa, commended them for their courage to dump the PDP and embrace change.
“Today’s mega rally in Bayelsa is very unique in the history of APC in South-South region of Nigeria; the number and prominent people we have received toady is very amazing.
“APC is making history not only in Bayelsa but for the South-South political zone; I believe by December 5, we will have more progressive states in this zone.
“For those, who have defected, I promise you that you have found a new home for the progress and betterment of Bayelsa,” Oyegun said.
APC Leader in the state, Timipre Sylva, also commended the new members, saying that the party was prepared to take over the Governorship position by December 5.
In his comment, Alaibe said that his decision to leave PDP was to encourage the platform of change for the good people of Bayelsa.
“I have joined APC and we are going to sweep out deceit, oppression, economic stagnation, and undemocratic ways of the PDP come December 5,” the former NDDC boss said.
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