Comrade Alagoa Morris, the State coordinator for Peter Obi’s Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), has switched allegiance from the Labour Party to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Morris, recognized for his role as an environmental rights advocate and affiliation with Environmental Right Action and Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), disclosed this decision on Wednesday, August 30, in anticipation of the upcoming governorship election in Bayelsa state on November 11.
He highlighted that Governor Duoye Diri’s accomplishments, many of which remain undisclosed to the public, have been remarkable and warrant unwavering support for his re-election, ensuring the continuation of his commendable initiatives.
Morris expressed his sentiment as follows:
“I decided to support the incumbent governor because he is the best among the major contenders. Looking at the available candidates on the ground for the November 11 election, Diri is the only one who should be supported.
“I was not a member of the Labour Party before they appointed me the state coordinator and that job has been completed since, so life goes on.
“I was with Governor Douye Diri yesterday and looking at the candidates that are available, I believe he is the one that we need to support. This is because when anybody comes in now, what they will tell us is that they meet an empty treasury. Therefore, this one that is already working with development partners and other stakeholders, should be allowed to continue.
“Diri has done a lot of things that are not in the public domain and even those that are in the public domain he cannot be perfect but I think he is trying, so we have to support him to continue.”