By Victor Dim-oba
The All Progressive Congress, APC Youth Mass Movement for David Lyon has inaugurated its state, local government areas, Non Indigene, ward executive members and the Metropolitan women to ensure smooth running of the organization towards claiming victory for David Lyon as elected governor of Bayelsa State come November 16, 2019.
The group led by Dr. Solomon David was inaugurated at the APC Party Secretariat by the state Party Chairman, Hon. Jonath Rowland, who was represented Hon. Alabo Martins the state party secretary in Yenagoa, capital of Bayelsa State.
Speaking at the inauguration, Hon. Martins said with the defection of the famous PDP Youth Alliance to the winning party, the PDP is finished saying that APC is overwhelmed and happy to have them in the progressive family.
The secretary explained that it is expedient for Bayelsa State to align itself with the APC at the center explaining that Bayelsa cannot afford to miss this opportunity as the party is presenting a credible and true grassroots candidate to forge positive progress in the state.
According to him, a David Lyon’s ticket is of the people, by people and for the people which is the true definition of democracy emphasizing that as an APC state Bayelsans will truly experience the dividends of democracy.
Martins added that with the pedigree and capacity of Comrade David as the Director General of the group, he is sure that APC Youth Mass Movement for David Lyon is ready to muster support and galvanize grassroots voters for the gubernatorial candidate of the party as their name suggest.
He expressed optimism that will the calibre of democrats as foot soldiers in the group victory is sure for the APC and Bayelsa will be better under the leadership of David Lyon.
The party secretary attested to the character of Dr. Solomon David as a great grassroot mobilizer recognized in Bayelsa State recalling that the DG of the group, was a one time Student Union president that have tested leadership qualities in the state with outstanding performance that is glaring for all to see.
The party scribe noted that from his University days to the PDP Youth Alliance he has remained focus at all times, always standing with the people noting that as a APC member now, he will bring that same force to contribute to the success of Chief David Lyon project to ensure victory.
In his response, the Director General of the group, Solomon David said he is happy to be in the APC with his followers saying that it is laughable that PDP told the newsmen that he defected alone.
Comrade David said, “The sinking and failing party, PDP said “David Solomon defected with nobody”. Yes, if truly I did not go to APC with anybody, where are all this crowds coming from?
“I am focused and know that I am on track for defecting from the PDP to join forces with the progressives to reverse the ugly trend faced by our people in recent times. So, be assured that victory is for APC and David Lyon.
“With this inauguration, today, I am calling on the PDP to disprove me and the Mass Movement wrong that I did not defect with his supporters. Today, we are well over fifty thousand registered members across the state with more coming in.
“Today, from the state to the ward levels, we are inaugurating over 2,750 persons into various positions in the groups in Yenagoa in least 48 hours of joining the APC. These people will go back to the grassroots to mobilize at their units to ensure the victory of David Lyon”, he said.
Solomon David is the immediate past State Coordinator of the PDP Youth Alliance who defected with his supporters to the All Progressive Congress APC.
Top party chieftains present at the inauguration are Pastor Reuben, who is also the patron of the group as well as the party Organizing Secretary, Hon Joseph Alakere and Hon Igali Joel, a legislative aide to Hon Preye Oseke at the Federal House of Representatives, Abuja.
Those inaugurated were State Executives members, the eight (8) local Government Areas Coordinators and their members, and Ward coordinators across the state.
Others are special areas with active voting strength which include Mechanic Village Coordinator/Executives, Swali Market Coordinators and Female Wing of Swali Market Coordinators.