Many people believe that APC is truly ” Change for Nigeria ” . In recent time many political supporters of PDP were spotted on several occasions decamping from PDP to APC, this attitude was undoubtedly noticed when the former president of Nigeria Chief Olusegun Obasanjo tore his PDP I.D. card apart.
Nevertheless many have been left wondering to themselves if this can really effect change in our country today. Could it be that PDP isn’t strong as it used to be or are the leaders incapable of managing this party ?
PDP Chieftains Decamp To APC
The political atmosphere in Bayelsa is experience Change. Members of the State Working Committee of the PDP, aides of Governor Seriake Dickson and about 2,000 PDP supporters on Monday defected to the federal ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State.
The SWC members who dumped the PDP are the Assistant Secretary, Ben Oliver, the Assistant Organising Secretary, Mrs. Miriam Kingsley and an ex-officio member, Diepreye Alagha.
Two governor’s aides, Oberighakuma Yousou and Ayobegha James, ditched Governor Dickson and shouted APC “Change” during the campaign inauguration and presentation of flag in Sagbama town.
Mrs. Miriam attracted the crowd’s sympathy when she narrated her ordeal in the hands of PDP.
She said: “I was in bondage, but now I’m crossing over to Canaan. I am happy that I have seen the light. I will no longer go back to Pharaoh.”
The town stood still and identified with APC’s governorship candidate, Chief Timipre Sylva.
Crowds of party faithful and residents trooped to the Sagbama Secondary School playground, brandishing brooms and singing victory songs for Sylva and the APC.
The presence of the party’s national leaders and members of the National Campaign Committee added colour to the event.
Members of the National Working Committee (NWC) were led by the APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and the National Vice-Chairman and ex-Ekiti State Governor, Segun Oni.
Chief Oyegun, before handing over the flag to Sylva, joined other speakers to praise the people for leading a revolution to salvage their destiny on December 5. He said the last time Bayelsa experienced development was during Sylva’s tenure.
Oyegun said it was a pity that Dickson could not provide light, water and roads in his local government.
He enjoined the people to vote for APC on December 5 and enjoy the dividends of democracy.