I won’t leave PDP for APC, Diri declares

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Bayelsa Governor Douye Diri has rejected overtures by All Progressives (APC) in for him to dump the Peoples (PDP).

He declared his total commitment to PDP, saying he is going nowhere.

He said though he appreciated APC for acknowledging that his administration is performing in Bayelsa in terms of and good governance, call for him to dump PDP is unfortunate, provoking and unwelcome.

A former Deputy Governor, Chief Peremobowei Ebebi, had at the weekend, during stakeholders of the APC in Ekeremor Local Government Area, called on Diri to take cue from PDP governors and dump the party which he described as a “sinking ship”.

But Diri, his General, New , Mr. Kola Oredipe, declared that the Governor remained a strong, committed member of the party and had reason to leave for another now or in the near future.

Oredipe, in a statement on Sunday, described the call from the APC leaders as unfortunate, provoking and unwelcoming.

He said: “It will be a suicide to leave the only party that exists in Bayelsa to join a party that has root, structure in the .

“Ebebi must be a joker. We know him for many acts of theatrics and at this time too, it is not different. He has confessed that the Governor is not doing badly meaning that the PDP is on the right track, why then go to join a party that has taken Nigeria many years back?”

The aide wondered if Ebebi was not aware of profile members of the opposition members who had since joined the PDP and aligned with the vision of the prosperity government for a united and greater Bayelsa State.