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Mass defection may hit PDP soon – Chekwas Okorie

The National Chairman of the United Progressive Party (UPP), Chekwas Okorie, has said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would witness massive defection of its leaders.

Naija News reports that the National Electoral Commission (INEC), had declared David Lyon the winner of the Bayelsa Governorship Election.

Lyon was declared the winner of the Bayelsa election by INEC Returning Officer and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Benin, Professor Faraday Orunmuwese, on Monday morning, November 18.

Professor Orunmuwese returned the APC candidate as the winner of the keenly contested Bayelsa election after scoring the highest number of votes in the poll.

Lyon scored a total of 352,552 votes to defeat his closest rival and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party, Duoye Diri, who polled 143,172 votes.

Reacting in a statement on Wednesday, the UPP Chairman said the main opposition party was disintegrating gradually.

Chekwas Okorie said: “PDP is on a free fall. I predict that the Party will virtually be abandoned to Ndigbo at the fullness of time.

“The South-South political leaders are fast realigning their political engagements in Nigeria, leaving their Igbo counterparts in the lurch.”