Yenagoa - President Muhammadu Buhari will on Saturday in Bayelsa State welcome over 10 000 politicians defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other political parties to the All Progressives Congress (APC), reports NewsDay.
Saturday's visit would be Buhari’s first visit to Bayelsa State since assuming power on May 29.
Buhari’s immediate predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan is from the the state.
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The President will be joining the state party leader, Timipre Sylva and the Chairman of the State Working Committee of the party, Timipa Tiwei Orunimighe to welcome the defecting PDP leaders.
Among those defecting from the PDP to APC are Jonathan;s ex- Special Adviser and former Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Timi Alaibe; Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, Admiral Festus Porbeni; former Acting Governors Nestor Binabo and Werinipre Seibarugu.
Others are Senator John Brambaifa, Senator Clever Ikisipo, Ambassador Emmanuel Otiotio, Nathan Egba, Dr. Silva Opuala-Charles, former House of Representatives member, Dr. Stella Dorgu and former NDDC Chairman, Prof. Tarila Tebepah.
Read more at NewsDay.
- News 24