Defectors To APC Traitors And Enemies Of Ijaw Nation – Bayelsa PDP

Seriake DicksonThe Bayelsa State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has described those who defected to the All Progressives Congress as “traitors and enemies of the Ijaw nation”.
The Bayelsa PDP Publicity Secretary, Mr. Osom Makbere, while reacting to the defection of party stalwarts to the APC on Saturday, described their action as most reprehensible.
According to him, the defection was wrong because it came at a time when all well-meaning Ijaw sons and daughters were just coming to terms with the “the shocking reality regarding the grand conspiracy to shortchange the Ijaw nation and render us politically impotent in the scheme of things”.
He was making veiled reference to the March presidential elections in which then incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan, an Ijaw from Bayelsa State, was defeated by Muhammadu Buhari of the APC.
The PDP spokesman further knocked the defectors, saying they were greedy and lack political ideology.
Makbere said, “Some defectors making egress out of the PDP are veterans of the nomadic act of moving in and out of political groups as they do not really place value on ideology or discipline.
“They are people who clearly tide along survival lines, and several of whom were never part of the foundation story of the PDP.
“They came from other disgruntled units and were absolved in the spirit of congeniality and got empowered through lofty appointments and contracts scarcely executed in their own localities”.
He noted that the defectors, as veterans of nomadic stock-in-trade, were once again embarking on an uncertain exodus.
He said PDP would not have reacted to their defections because they have their immutable right to dissociate from any political group but for their casting aspersions on the party as if some kind of implosion of instability informed their departure.
He further reminded the defectors that the PDP is a ship heading for treasure points, saying the party was not bothered about those leaving without genuine reasons.
Makbere added, “For sure, people will miss PDP, the PDP misses no one. Finally, the PDP remains a luxuriant tree full of life and vivacity.
“On the other hand, the defectors can be likened to ‘yellow leaves’ dropping from a tree due to spent time and age. Meanwhile, the umbrella remains open and accommodating to returnees who fail to see their destination as worthy el dorados”.