Former Bayelsa State Governor, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, has received knocks for referring to the All Progressive Party as a northern party.
Alamieyeseigha, who insisted that the Peoples Democratic Party belonged to the Ijaw, had said allowing the APC to win Bayelsa State in December election, would amount to conquering the Ijaw nation.
But an APC stalwart in the state, Prince Preye Aganaba, on Wednesday asked Bayelsans to disregard Alamieyeseigha’s tantrums.
Aganaba said, “The APC is a national party that cuts across all geopolitical zones. The party has been widely received and Bayelsans have demonstrated their readiness to embrace the change mantra.
“Let Alameiyeseigha know that the people of the state will no longer identify with the failures of the past. He is therefore reminded that the language of change knows no barriers and tribes.”
Aganaba, who was the senatorial candidate for the APC in Bayelsa Central in the last general election, said the people had left the likes of Alamieyeseigha behind as they yearned to partake at the central government.
He asked the people to queue behind the APC and its governorship candidate that would emerge through a credible primary election.
Aganaba, who hails from Odi in Kolokuma-Opokuma, also described the recent appointments of new special advisers by Governor Seriake Dickson and the reconciliation moves of the PDP as belated and deceitful.
He wondered why it took the PDP such a long time to come up with the reconciliatory strategy when “it is visible to the blind and audible to the deaf that the umbrella is torn beyond repairs in Bayelsa State.
“It is ironic that the party that failed to bring the warring factions together before the last National Assembly and House of Assembly elections could be doing so now that the majority of the party members have decided to join the moving train of the unstoppable APC in the state,
“Persons who have decided to move to APC should not be fooled by the antics of the PDP which is to use and dump them. They should actualise the dreams of identifying with the change revolution that is blowing across the country.