Okoko: Why I Won’t Leave PDP

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Emmanuel Addeh in Yenagoa

A governorship aspirant in the just-concluded Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primaries in Bayelsa State, Mr Keniebi Okoko, yesterday kicked against politicians who defect from their parties after losing elections, insisting that the practice was bad for the country’s young democracy.

Okoko expressed the concern at a session with journalists in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa capital, urging political leaders and their followers to start playing value-based politics.

At the session, the aspirant maintained that destroying a political platform because an aspirant lost an election was not in the best interest of the state.

He, therefore, called for politics with ethics, saying all actions that do not rub off positively in the interest of the people and beyond selfish politics should be discarded.

He urged all the stakeholders threatening to leave the PDP because the primaries did not favour a particular aspirant to have a rethink in the interest of the people and…



Source: Thisday Newspaper