Ahead of the November 11 governorship election in Bayelsa state, former State coordinator of Peter Obi Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), Comrade Alagoa Morris, has dumped the Labour Party (LP) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Morris, an environmental rights activist and Environmental Right Action and Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), made the shocking defection on Wednesday, August 30, and pitched a tent with the incumbent Governor Douye Diri, the candidate of the PDP.
The activist, who worked for the presidential ambition of Peter Obi, said he has abandoned the LP candidate in the state, Udengs Eradiri for Governor Douye Diri.
According to Morris, Governor Diri has done so many good things that are not even in the public domain and needs to be totally supported to get re-elected to continue in his good work.
Morris 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 November 11 election, Diri is the only one who should be supported.
“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 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 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.”