Bayelsa APC chieftain gives reason for dumping party, gets NRM ticket for assembly race

Nembe—A founding leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Okoroma, Nembe Local Government Area, Bayelsa State, Hon. Adaminegbe Meremubio has said his reason for defecting to the National Rescue Movement (NRM) is to have the chance to contest for the Nembe Constituency I Assembly seat in the 2023 general elections.

The former supervisor for youths and sports in Nembe LGA said that his chances of being on the ballot to be elected to represent his people as a lawmaker were very slim and almost unrealistic under the APC, prompting him to defect.

Adaminegbe Meremubio being presented the NRM flag

Adaminegbe, in a chat with also said he has what it takes to effectively represent the people of Nembe constituency I in the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, citing his experience as a councilor as veritable proof.

According to him, “I know what the people of Nembe Constituency 1 want. If I am elected as their representative, I would not only be vocal about their interest in the state legislative chamber but also sponsor motions and bills that would attract infrastructural development and economic growth to them.

The former Okoroma youth president argued that given that a native of Okoroma has not represented the constituency in the state assembly, the clan should be allowed to produce the next lawmaker.

“I believe this will enthrone peace, equity, and fairness as well as create a sense of belonging in the people of Okoroma.

“One thing I can assure constituents is that I will only sponsor bills and raise motions that will benefit all of us.

“If elected, we will also use our office to drastically reduce abject poverty in the constituency,” he stated.

He expressed confidence in his electoral chances, saying that the majority of the people of Okoroma and Nembe Constituency 1 have entrusted him with their support and mandate to contest the Nembe constituency I legislative seat.

It was gathered that the national leader of the NRM, Senator Saidu Mohammed Dansadau received Adaminigbe on Thursday at his residence in Abuja before the flag presentation by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party.

NRM national leader receiving Adaminegbe

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