The senator representing President Goodluck Jonathan’s home constituency in the Senate, Senator Clever Ikisikpo, and Rep. Nadu Karibo, serving member of the House of Representatives from Bayelsa East have defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Others who dumped the PDP for the APC on Wednesday include Hon Azibola Omekwe, reprensenting Ogbia Constituency 1; Hon Fini Angaye , Kolokuma/Opukuma constituency 2 of Bayelsa State House of Assembly, former Ogbia local government chairman, Hon Innocent Kaku and a chieftain of the party, Nadari Banigo.
Announcing their defections, Ikisikpo, who led the defectors, cited neglect and hijacking of the PDP by some selfish individuals.
He noted that Bayelsa State would be better represented under the APC platform.
Welcoming the defectors, Timipre Sylva, former governor of the state, said Bayelsans had realised that they needed change and that time had come for them to embrace it.