Yenagoa - Ahead of the December 5 governorship election in Bayelsa State, about 1 000 youths of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state have dumped the party for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), reports Punch.
The defectors were received by Governor Seriake Dickson at the Banquet Hall of the Government House on Sunday.
Dickson told the youths that they were the future of the state and the Ijaw nation.
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He noted that anyone who loved the Ijaw nation would not have anything to do with the APC.
Dickson, who could not hide his joy with the decision of the youths, renamed the group the Patriotic Bayelsa Youth Forum (PBYF).
He offered direct appointment to two of the group’s leaders – Okilo Matthew and Momotimi Macaulay.
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- News 24