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Diri’s aide dumps PDP over alleged manipulation of ad-hoc delegate poll, set to join APGA to contest Assembly seat

Yenagoa—A Special Adviser to the Bayelsa State Governor and Secretary of the State Petroleum Monitoring Task Force, Hon. Waikumo Amakoromo has resigned his membership from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over alleged manipulation of the ad-hoc delegate elections held in Yenagoa, the state capital.

Amakoromo was also an aspirant for the State House of Assembly under the platform of the PDP for the Yenagoa Constituency 2 seat.

In a letter of resignation submitted to the party at Yenagoa Ward 9, Amakoromo frowned at what he described as injustice meted against him by the party during the ad-hoc delegates polls in Yenagoa Constituency 2.

Amakoromo, however, thanked members of the constituency for their support since the inception of the PDP in the state, urging them to continuously work in line with the current administration.

He added that he would remain a loyal follower of Governor Douye Diri regardless of his resignation from the party.

It was gathered that the governor’s aide is considering contesting for the assembly seat under the platform of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA).

​It was also gathered that over a thousand card-carrying members of the PDP including youths, women, and men in Gbarain/Ekpetiama, Yenagoa Constituency 2, last month took to the streets asking Hon. Waikumo Amakoromo to join the race.

According to representatives of the five wards in constituency 2 of Yenagoa Local Government Council Area from wards 7-11, the decision to call on Hon. Waikumo Amakoromo to join the race is due to his contributions to his constituents as well as his status as a worthy party man.

However, Amakoromo was silent on whether he has also resigned his appointment on the State Petroleum Monitoring Task Force.

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