Scores of youths, including former leaders of the APC, on Wednesday, took to the major roads of Yenagoa in a solidarity walk in support of the re-election bid of Governor Douye Diri.
The youths from the eight local government areas of the state walked a distance of more than 10 kilometres from the popular Tombia roundabout to the Peace Park opposite the Government House.
A prominent APC youth leader in the state, Gifted Natus, also led scores of defectors to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as part of the re-election walk for the governor.
Speaking on their behalf, Natus said they decided to join Governor Diri’s Prosperity Family because in the last three years under his watch, Bayelsa State has been politically stable and peaceful.
He noted that the leadership of their former party dampened their hopes and aspirations due to lack of direction and failed promises.
He said they can no longer remain in a sinking ship. Natus also assured the governor that his second term bid was done and dusted, saying they would go to the grassroots to preach the prosperity agenda to those still lost in other parties.
The former APC leader lauded the governor‘s leadership qualities and developmental strides, saying the opposition was having sleepless nights due to his excellent performance.