There are strong indications that the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State will hold a mega rally in Yenagoa on Saturday, August 15, 2015 to receive over 70 political heavyweights defecting to the party from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Daily Independent gathered at the weekend that over 600 followers of the politicians would also dump the PDP for the APC.
A PDP elder and former Honorary Adviser to Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State, Alex Ekiotenne, is the arrowhead of the defection.
Ekiotenne also named the former Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Ndutimi Alaibe; Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, former Acting Governors Nestor Binabo and Werinipre Seibarugu and former deputy governor, Peremobowei Ebebi, among others.
Ekiotenne said the defectors would formally declare for the APC at a mega rally on Saturday, August 15, 2015, in the state.
According to him, the defectors would be received by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, APC National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun, five governors, former Governor Timipre Sylva and top stalwarts.