The acting Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa, Mr. Joseph Fafi, said on Tuesday the party was undergoing restructuring to unseat the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in next year’s general elections.
Fafi said the party under his leadership would overcome its challenges and emerge as the only viable platform for people of Bayelsa.
Speaking when the Bayelsa Federated Newspaper Publishers Association (BAFENPA) visited him at the party’s secretariat in Yenagoa, the chairman said the PDP failed to develop the state despite being in power since the beginning of the current democratic dispensation.
He lamented that the state had nothing to show for occupying the Presidency for over six years under the PDP.
“It is high time the people of Bayelsa State joined the ‘change wagon’. The collaboration among APC states has brought much dividends to the respective states in terms of agricultural production, manufacturing and other areas.
“Bayelsa State cannot afford to continue to play opposition politics. That is why APC is the only viable option we have today in Bayelsa State,” Fafi said.
He thanked BAFENPA for the visit, saying the APC was ready to embrace everybody.
He said the APC would soon organise a ceremony to receive all the various groups and individuals that had already indicated interest to defect to the party.
In his address, the Chairman of BAFENPA, Mr. Ayebaitari Easterday, congratulated Fafi on his new position and pledged to support him in the tasks ahead. (The Nation)