The peoples democratic party, PDP, in Bayelsa state has been dealt a major blow after a founding member member of the state’s chapter, Hon. Waribugo Worikuma decamped to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The chieftain is reported to have led about 2,500 members of the party from Nembe Constituency 3 to the new destination.
According to the defecting PDP members, the major reasons that prompted their decision to join the APC; was the lack of youth inclusiveness in the state’s decision making and policies.
Their leader, Waribugo revealed this while presenting aggrieved members to the state Chairman of the party, Hon. Jothan Amos, on Wednesday at the APC secretariat in Yenagoa.
“This is one of the happiest day of my life, as one of the founding member of the PDP and a staunched believer of dividends of democracy since 1999. I have led this group of persons to a new way of life, where light and progress is the main focus. We were mistakenly hooked up somewhere for a very long time but our eyes are opened. We are in APC today because of their believe in the youths, but in PDP the only believe is rotating the older people in position of power and that is why the state has remained backward.
“Our future was almost lost but thank God we have follow the glory to this great and progressive party. We are influential and that is the reason we always trouble this party during elections but now we will use it to the advantage of the APC.
“We are not here to deceive anybody, our body and soul is here now, and we want to assure the progressive family that the take over mission has started.” He said.