Oyegun receives Timi Alaibe, others into APC

By Samuel Oyadongha, Yenagoa
Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital was brought to a standstill, yesterday, as thousands besieged the Samson Siasia Stadium to witness the formal declaration of over 70 leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party, led by the embattled state Chairman, Col Sam Inokoba (rtd), and a  former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC, Timi Alaibe, for the All Progressives Congress APC.
Others who dumped the PDP include the immediate past senator representing Bayelsa West, Heneiken Lokpobiri; former Acting Governors Nestor Binabo and Werinipre Seibarugu; Senator John Brambaifa; Senator Clever Ikisipo; a  former House of Representatives member, Dr. Stella Dorgu; a  former NDDC Chairman, Prof. Tarila Tebepah; and a  former Reps member – Christopher Enai.
APC chairman, John Oyegun receiving former NDDC chairman Timi Alaibe and others into the APC yesterday in Yenagoa.
They were received by the National Chairman of the APC,, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun at a.. carnival like rally dubbed Mega Rally held at the Samson Siasia Stadium.
Oyegun declared that with the quality of defectors into the APC, the ruling PDP, under the leadership of Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State, had been decapitated.
The APC Chair  said the mass defection will go down as a milestone in the state political calendar as it marked the freedom of Bayelsans from bad governance and impunity.
While handing over the broom symbol of the party to the decampees, he said the APC was not a party for money sharing but “it is a party for prosperity.
Party faithful at the defection of PDP bigwigs into the APC in Yenagoa, Bayelsa.
In his speech, the leader of the state APC and former Governor Timipre Sylva said his joy was full due to the fact that the return of the decampees to the APC had reunited brothers and sisters.
Earlier,  Alaibe said the defection  showed the needed change in Bayelsa.
“This is common sense revolution. It is not change for the sake of it. We are changing from poverty to prosperity. We are changing from lies and deceit. We are changing from ‘Wayo’.
“A state as rich as Bayelsa can not tolerate poverty. It is not our portion that our streets show poverty. How can one provide oil and gas and not benefit from it. Change has come to Bayelsa.”