The All Progressives Congress (APC) members in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa state who recently defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have been described as lacking electoral values.
A close associate of the member representing Southern Ijaw Federal Constituency, Mr. Preye Oseke who preferred anonymity told our correspondent that the federal lawmaker would not stoop so low to dignify the so-called defectors, who according to him, could not win their polling units during his election.
The source, who further described the defectors as political jobbers, said they were using Preye Oseke’s name to overprice themselves to get political relevance.
He pointed out that “they are mere opportunists with a penchant for wanting to reap where they did not sow.”
“They probably are aware that Governor Douye Diri is throwing appointments around and they wish to collect theirs as soon as possible hence their decision to go to the PDP.
“But I would rather advise the governor to be wary of such men who do not only lack electoral values but are of unprincipled characters.”
He added that the said defectors were neither legislative aides to Preye Oseke nor his political actors but had benefited a lot from the lawmaker’s magnanimity.
He averred that as a representative of all southern ljaw people, Oseke has virtually touched every community in the LGA in terms of empowerment programmes not minding political differences.
It could be recalled that some APC members in Southern Ijaw council area on Wednesday defected to the PDP amongst whom are: One Dr. Timipa Ogoun, Comrade Temple Dickson, Comrade Sogo Oyeinbrakemi and Comrade lbulu among others.
When contacted, the Chairman of the Preye Oseke Youth Network, Comrade Robert Igali said the group would react appropriately to the development.