Bayelsa State Commissioner for Youths Development, Ibarakumo Otobo and his supporters on Wednesday defected to the All Progressives Congress APC.
Also joining the fold of the APC in Bayelsa state is the Special Adviser to Governor Dickson on Grassroots Development, Asari Mangite and his supporters.
Receiving the defectors at the APC state secretariat, leader of the party, Chief Timipre Sylva said the development was the beginning of APC's movement to victory in the next general elections.
Represented by the member representing Brass Constituency 1 in the State House of Assembly, Sunny Goli, Sylva said, "We thank you for taking this wise decision.
" Dickson prides himself as running a restoration government, but I don't know what they are restoring. They are restoring poverty, sacking workers and killing those on peaceful protests".
Responding, the 34 year old commissioner, Ibarakumo Otobo said "I am a man of few words. I have just resigned my appointment and I have the right to join any party of my choice".
He promised to work with his new party to secure victory in the state come 2019.
Also responding, the SA on grassroots development said " if you have a car, won't you service it? If you will not service me, I will not work again".