The Bayelsa chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed huge shock, as well as condemned its members who recently defected to the All Progressives Congress.
The PDP has described the defectors as both a disgrace to the party and to the Ijaw heritage.
Speaking in Yenagoa, the acting PDP state chairman Serena Dokubo-Spiff defined the move of the members who switched allegiance as greedy and self-serving.
In a statement, Spiff said the defectors were ‘yesterday’s men and women’.
He also alluded that they were the exact same sets of persons who supported the opposition against Goodluck Jonathan during the last presidential poll.
His statement reads:
‘Suffice to say that no member of the PDP in the state or any of the party’s organ was part of this charade called a mega rally. The PDP in Bayelsa State is intact. All the structures and organs of the party at all levels are fully intact. Our great party is not perturbed in anyway. The so-called defectors were never with us because they are the same people who betrayed PDP at the presidential election and also sponsored candidates against our party in the state house of assembly election. These are spent forces and we are not moved by APC’s charade.
“For instance, the former PDP chairman, retired Col. Sam Inokoba, who was one of the defectors has since being suspended by our party on acts bothering on corruption and anti-party. Is that the kind of character the APC is celebrating and welcoming into its fold? It’s a sham, indeed.’