Bayelsa Lawmaker, PDP Chair bickers over defection



The Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa state, Mr Cleopas Moses and the All Progressive Congress (APC) lawmaker representing Brass constituency 1 in Bayelsa state House of Assembly, Hon Israel Sunny- Goli are at each other throats over the defection reports  on the Nembe/ Brass Federal Constituency seat.

Sunny- Goli had claimed that the leadership of the PDP in the state are after him because he refused to join the party to contest the Nembe/ Brass Federal Constituency seat under the platform of the PDP.

Moses in a press statement he personally signed has however punctured his claims noting that Sunny-Goli is a drowning politician whose stock in trade “is notoriety, violence, occultism and blood-thirstiness just to acquire political power”

Sunny- Goli in his reaction through his media assistant, Sam Dogotimi described Moses as a “kitchen slave” owned by an overzealous executive slavemaster,

According to him the PDP Chairman is a “willing stooge of Gov. Seriake Dickson, who was handpicked to run executive errands against the wishes of majority of party members”

The lawmaker who insisted that he refused all the carrots dangled before him by the PDP to join the party said Moses should stop his “fruitless journey of disparaging Sunny-Goli and think of how he would speedily settle the myriads of disputes currently bedevilling the party before it completely crumbles in his inefficient hands”

The statement reads in part “Contrary to what Cleopas is feeding the public, the PDP has since my emergence as an assemblyman been wooing me to join their party, which I have severally, declined because of my loyalty to the All Progressives Congress (APC), as well as disdain for PDP undemocratic ways. Moses had on several occasions approached me to join the party and he cannot deny unless he wants God to strike him for lying to the public. It goes without saying that Cleopas’ unwarranted statement is another failed attempt by the leadership of the party to cover the heinous act perpetrated by some PDP members in Twon Brass. The killers and their sponsors would be apprehended by the long arm of the law and no biased recommendations and baseless accusations by the PDP leadership or the Governor of Bayelsa state can stop it. Without mincing words, Cleopas knows little or nothing about political happenings in Brass and Nembe Local Government Areas, hence should spend his time to strategize on how to deliver his party in Southern Ijaw where he hails from. There is no gainsaying the fact that the people-oriented programmes initiated by Sunny-Goli even as a legislator has endeared him to many persons, therefore making him a household name in the state and beyond”