Bayelsa PDP Chieftain Dumps Party for APC over Governorship Primary


Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja

Following the fallout of the Bayesla gubernatorial primary, a former senator, who represented Bayelsa East Senatorial district between 2007 and 2011 on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nimi Barigha-Amange, has resigned his membership of the PDP and joined the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Barigha-Amange formally notified the ruling party ahead of November 16 governorship election in a letter submitted and acknowledged by the APC chairman in ward II, Nembe Local Government Area.

The formal lawmaker who was received yesterday at the national secretariat of APC in Abuja by the Acting National Secretary, Victor Giadom, said that he dumped the PDP because of the ‘authoritarian’ attitude of the incumbent Governor, Seriake Dickson.

According to him, “When I was in PDP, we were enslaved by only one man who regarded himself as emperor. There were no political activities there even if you want to be a Councillor. The 105 councillors were…

Source: Thisday Newspaper