Defection Rumour Sparks In Bayelsa Assembly As PDP Members Set To Join APC

-Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson


The alleged defection by some members of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly to the All Progressives Congress (APC), 16 of the 24 members yesterday passed a vote of confidence on Governor Seriake Dickson.

Following Peoples Democratic Party (PDP’s) loss to the APC in the gubernatorial election there were speculations from all quarters that 10 members of the House were set to defect to the victorious party.

It was also alleged that the members were set to joined their APC counterparts to begin impeachment proceedings against Dickson.

But in an interview in Yenagoa, Speaker of the Assembly, Hon. Monday Obolo-Bobou, said the House has enjoyed unbroken stability and cohesion for almost eight years under Governor Dickson’s leadership.

The Speaker along with 15 members also denied speculations that some members were planning to defect from the PDP to other political parties.

He said the House of Assembly has had a robust partnership for almost eight years working with the executive arm of government led by Governor Dickson in the development of the state.

Obolo-Bobou explained that three members of the party were absent at the meeting due to other official engagements in the interest of the state.

He assured the people of the state that the House of Assembly was committed to ensuring that the Restoration Government finished strong on February 14, 2020.

Also, the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Abraham Ngobere and representative of Yenagoa 2, Hon. Ebiwou Koku-Obiyai, said the members were committed to serving the people who elected them.


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