The November 11th Governorship elections may be taking a new turn in Bayelsa as defections continue to happen.
This time, it was a loss that hit the Labour Party wing of the State.
The state coordinator of Peter Obi Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), Comrade Alagoa Morris, has dumped the Labour Party (LP) for the Peoples Democratic Party.
Morris declared his defection on Wednesday, August 30, when he paid a courtesy visit to the Governor in the State’s Government house.
He said he had abandoned the LP candidate in the state, Udengs Eradiri, for Governor Douye Diri.
In his opinion, the Governor had done enough to seek for a reelection, although some of these things were not in the public domain.
His words: “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 November 11 election, Diri is the only one who should be supported.
“I was not a member of the Labour Party before they appointed me the state coordinator, and that job has been completed since, so life goes on.
“I was with Governor 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 already working with development partners and other stakeholders should be allowed to continue.
“Diri has done many things that are not in the public domain, and even those that are in the public domain, he cannot be perfect, but I think he is trying, so we have to support him to continue.”
Douye Diri will be going head one with his Major opponent, Chief Timipre Sylva, former Governor of the State and immediate past Minister of State for Petroleum in the State.