Bayelsa PDP Tears apart as Chief of Staff to Dgov resigned, moves to SDP
Barely 24 hours after the Brass Local Government Chairman, Hon Victor Isaiah, dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), another chieftain of the party in the state, Barr. Alex Dumbo, has also dumped the ruling party.
DAILY POST gathered that the former Deputy Chief of Staff, Deputy Governor’s Office, Barr. Alex Dumbo, who just left the party had earlier resigned his appointment to contest the Sagbama/Ekeremor Federal Constituency PDP primaries.
Some of his supporters who brief our correspondent, insisted that a last minute directive to all delegates to deliver Dr. Fred Agbedi, who is an incumbent in the election didn’t go down well with other aspirants and the new decampee.
Recall, that DAILY POST, on Sunday reported that the Chairman of Brass Local Government Council area of Bayelsa State, Hon. Victor Inodunimi Isaiah, resigned his membership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, citing alleged lingering internal crisis and segregation.
He also announced that he and his numerous followers have pitched their tent with the Social Democratic Party (SDP).
Dumbo, who also decamped to the Social Democratic Party, SDP from the PDP, said in a letter addressed to the ward Chairman, PDP, Ekeremor ward 3, that the labelling of some party members who have passionately served the PDP over the years as “Restoration politicians” was unbearable and smacks of disdain and distasteful to his person and what he stands for.
Like the Brass Local Government Chairman, he averred that the PDP no longer offers a platform where the principles of equity, fairness and justice guided members; and his ambition to grow politically and provide democratic dividends to his people is being denied by the party.
The statement reads,
“I regret to formally notify you of my resignation as a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP)”
“My decision is premised on the consistent display of negative bias against some of us rudely branded as “Restoration politicians” by the topmost hierarchy of the PDP in Bayelsa state.
“You are aware of my humble contributions to the PDP over the past 24 years and can attest to my passionate drive for fairness, equity, justice and equal opportunity for all. I regret to state here that these strong principles and values on which I stand and play my politics have been trampled upon and my political future largely undermined.”
“In the circumstances, Mr. Chairman, permit me to add that I am moving over to the Social Democratic Party (SDP) where assurances are bright to enable me actualize my dream of unfettered and committed service to the people of Sagbama / Ekeremor Federal Constituency and indeed Bayelsa State.”
“Let me conclude here by offering my very profound apologies to Their Excellencies Senator H. S. Dickson, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo and other well political leaders and associates for the embarrassment and low spirit this decision might cause them.”
Alex Tesufa Dumbo ESQ. Immediate past Deputy Chief of Staff, Deputy Governor’s Office- Government House Yenagoa.