Mass Exodus As 900 APC Members Defect To PDP In Bayelsa

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The Bayelsa State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has has suffered set-back after over 900 members joined the Peoples Democratic Party.

Information gathered revealed that about 900 members of the party in Sagbama Local Government Area of the State, on Tuesday, defected to PDP in protest against the emergence of Peremobowei Ebebi, a former deputy governor, as the APC senatorial candidate for the October 31 Bayelsa West Senatorial District bye-election.

The protesting APC members stormed the Tor-Orua country home of the PDP senatorial candidate for Bayelsa West and former governor of the state, Seriake Dickson, complaining that Ebebi’s emergence was a violation of the arrangement on zoning of the National Assembly seats in the senatorial district.

The defectors led by the former Chairman of the Ogobiri Youth Association, Mr. Ekadi Tonbir, were received on behalf of the state chapter of the PDP by the Sagbama Local Government Chairman of the PDP, Mr Ofoni Oyafikunmo, the Senatorial Vice Chairman, Mr Michael Magbisa, the Chairman Sagbama Local Government Area, Embeleakpo Alale.

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