Ahead of the November 11 Bayelsa governorship election, Mr Peter Obi’s Presidential Campaign Council Coordinator in Bayelsa State, Mr Alagoa Morris, has defected from the Labour Party to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Morris, who disclosed this on Thursday in Yenagoa, said for continuity he has decided to support the incumbent Governor, Duoye Diri, to accomplish and complete what he started, Persecondnews reports.
He said, “I decided to support the incumbent governor because he is the best among the major contenders.
“Looking at the available candidates on the ground for the Nov. 11 election, Diri is the only one who should be supported.”
He said he was never a member of Labour Party, stressing that his partnership with the party is over.
Morris added: “I was not a member of the Labour Party before they appointed me the state coordinator and that job had been completed since, so life goes on.
“I was with Gov. Douye Diri yesterday and looking at the candidates that are available, I believe he is the one that we need to support.
“This is because when anybody comes in now, what they will tell us is that they meet an empty treasury.
“Therefore, this one that is already working with development partners and other stakeholders should be allowed to continue.
“Diri has done a lot of things that are not in the public domain. I think he is trying, so we have to support him to continue.”
This is coming barely 24 hours after the Labour Party governorship candidate in the state, Mr. Udengs Eradiri, called on Diri to step down and join forces with him, saying “it’s my turn”.