APC
Timipre Sylva

Former aides to ex-Governor Timipre Sylva have defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

A former Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Gideon Ekeuwei, and a former Special Adviser, Rufus Abadi, during Sylva’s regime, decamped to the PDP at the weekend.

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Speaking at the rally in Yenagoa, Governor Seriake Dickson revealed that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was planning a mega rally for defectors.

He said: “I welcome you back home to your own party, which we all know that you are a founding member in this state. We are very happy to receive you all. I have been informed that this is a preliminary reception,” he said.

“A big rally is planned for next month to receive you and your teeming supporters and to give you all the assurance that PDP is home to all our people.

“For us, politics is about building, not destroying. It is about preserving life, not about killing or taking life, and not about making people miserable.

“If you are in the business of service to men, you are serving God also. We are not perfect but at all times, let it be seen that you are doing your best, trying to advance the well-being of the people of your community and your world. We are indeed happy to receive you.”