NEDU MARK, Yenagoa
People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Ogbia Chapter in Bayelsa, has described Senator Clever Ikisikpo representing Bayelsa East Senatorial District and four others who recently defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC), as a bunch of ingrates
The party said their action has shown that they are bunch of ingrates who had ridden on the back of the party and its leadership to limelight only to turn back and stab them.
“That their exit has revealed the true nature and characters that have been in its fold for the past sixteen years which the party believed are some of the factors that had dragged it to its present situation both in the state and the federal level. Their departure could therefore be summarily described as the best thing that has happened to our the party in the state,” the party said.
At an enlarged exco meeting comprising leaders and executives of the party from President Goodluck’s own constituency, the party stated that the existence of such a character as Ikisipko and his fellow decampees was adversely affecting the fortunes of the party.
It will be recalled that Senator Clever Ikisikpo, Hon. Nadu Karibo, member representing Ogbia constituency at the Federal House of Assembly, Hon. Azibaola Omekwe, member representing Ogbia constituency 1 in the Bayelsa House of Assembly and Innocent Kaku, a former chairman of Ogbia local government council, all defected to the APC.
The four defectors who decamped on 14, May, 2015 are from Ogbia Constituency where the out-going President Jonathan hails from.
A statement made available to newsmen shortly after the meeting and signed by the Chief Gbalipre Turner, state Treasurer of the party, Mr. Budget Isaiah, chairman Ogbia local government, Mrs. Faithe Opene, state women leader and two others respectively, said that the defection of these persons to the APC did not come to them as a surprise going by their antecedent.