By Levinus Nwabughiogu
ABUJA – President Jonathan’s remark last week that his friends had deserted him owing to his electoral loss gathered momentum on Wednesday when his kinsmen representing him at the National and State Assembly left in droves from his party to the All Progressives Congress, APC.
The lawmakers who officially announced their defection from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP alongside their supporters at the APC national secretariat included Senator Clever Marcus Ikisikpo ( Bayelsa East senatorial district), Mr. Nadu Karibo ( Ogbia federal constituency), and member Bayelsa state House of Assembly, Mr Azibola Omekwe (Ogbia constituency.
Accompanied to the party’s office by the former Bayelsa State Governor, Chief Timipre Silva, the politicians said that their movement to the APC was long overdue but for fear of the unknown.
Speaking at the event, Senator Ikisikpo who led the delegation justified their departure on the basis of the benefits that awaited their constituencies in APC.
According to him, hopes were also high that the Governor of the State, Mr. Seriake Dickson would soon join them in APC.
He further revealed that the PDP had been hijacked by self-serving individuals.