5000 APC members defect to PDP in Bayelsa

5000 APC members defect to PDP in Bayelsa

- 5000 members of the APC have decamped to PDP

- The members are the same people who left the PDP for APC in January 2018

- They cited confusion, lack of focus and no desirable agenda for the Ijaw people as the reason for decamping back to PDP

About 5000 members including 59 chieftains of the All Progressive Congress (APC) from the eight local government councils of Bayelsa State have on Friday, April 27, defected back to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) barely four months after leaving.

The Sun reports that the 5000 members were received by Governor Henry Seriake Dickson and leaders of the PDP in Yenagoa.

The returnees said they were deceived to join the APC but they have since realised that the party lacks focus and no desirable agenda for the Ijaw people.

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Dickson, while addressing the returnees, said: “The PDP government in Bayelsa state under my watch has placed the state on the path of peace, prosperity, and development. Bayelsans are happy with the party. The PDP is the only party that has a developmental agenda for the Ijaw people.

“What we do in PDP is to strategise to win elections and after elections we work for the development of our people because we are politics to serve our people. The other party comes to kill our people because they lack vision; they have no agenda for our people expect to destroy what our founding fathers have built and what our government is consolidating. Any person who is deceived to contest election in 2019 on another platform other than the PDP will still lose because only PDP can win election in Bayelsa state”

The chairman of Bayelsa state chapter of the PDP, Honourable Moses Cloepas, while addressing the crowd also said only the party has the capacity to defeat federal might as it did in 2016 when Governor Henry Seriake Dickson was re-elected against all odds.

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Recall that Legit.ng earlier reported that PDP lost five thousand members to the APC.

The members were led by a top grassroots politician Chief Morris Idamikposi Igaki on Friday, January 18.

According to the defectors, they participated in the campaign and politics of Governor Seriake Dickson but he abandoned them. They described his administration as dictatorial, oppressive and selfish.

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Source: Legit.ng

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