Bayelsa Governor, Seriake Dickson has assured the people of the state that they would witness more political leaders defect from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the November 16th governorship election.
The Governor stated this during a live media chat in Government House in Yenagoa, the state capital.
Dickson who noted that the political leaders that left the PDP to the APC left without their followers. This he said means that the PDP family is still intact and ready to win the forthcoming election in the state.
Speaking further, the governor said that the forthcoming election would be decided by people and not political leaders. He therefore expressed the confidence that the majority of the electorates in the state are solidly behind the PDP, willing to ensure that its victory at the poll is assured.
He also said that the main opposition party in the state is celebrating the few members of the PDP that defected recently while he is quietly receiving strategic members of the APC who do not wish to have their names mentioned, but close to the election, their identities would be made public.
“Elections are by the people and not leaders. Although leaders have a role to play if you are only interested in leaders, they have failed already. Most of the leaders that defected to the APC from PDP are doing so alone, leaving their failures and supporters behind.
“And what they don’t know is that their followers are in touch with me because I have direct contact with them. The followers have told me that they are happy that their leaders have left. If a leader defects and the followers have refused to go with him, what he has is just one vote.
“Even those leaders that have been paid to defect can be paid to move back to the PDP. And we are going to be seeing that from now till election day. Some can still be paid to remain in the APC but not work for them. I have been very generous in appointing people.”