Bayelsa commissioner’s dad, others defect as guber campaign thickens
CHIEF Owazi Wills, father to Bayelsa State Commissioner for Environment Iniuro Wills, yesterday defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) when the campaign train of the party’s governorship candidate, Chirf Timipre Sylva, touched down on Nembe Local Council ahead of the December 5 poll in the state.
A statement by the party read: “The senior Wills, an old politician in the state at a formal defection of an ally of former President Goodluck Jonathan and former Commissioner in the state, Bishop Biobarakuma Degi Eremienyon and the former Assistant Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Chief Douglas Samson Awudu, in Bassambriri, at the weekend, said the people of Nembe could not be left behind in the change movement.
“Mr. Iniuro Wills, a lawyer and former Commissioner for Information and Orientation in the state and serving Environment Commissioner under the Governor Seriake Dickson administration is the first child of the family.
‘’The senior Wills, who spoke in his Nembe local dialect during the defection programme which had the APC governorship candidate and former governor, Chief Timipre Sylva in attendance, said “if you try somebody for some time and you are not getting result, you turn to another area. That is change. That is what you see in our son, Timipre Sylva. Our support to him should be total”.
Also, the popular Akenema Political Group, led by Saviour Benjamin, has returned to the ruling party in the state. It had in the recent past defected to the APC.
The homecoming followed a tour of communities in Brass Local Council of the state by the PDP flagbearer/ incumbent governor, Seriake Dickson.
To, perhaps, show their ‘seriousness,’ they tore their membership cards at the event.