A former Commandant of the National Defence College, Abuja, Rear Admiral Thomas Lokoson (retd), and over 5000 other faithful of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have defected to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State.
Lokoson, who hails from the Southern Ijaw Local government area of the state, said that he returned to the PDP, his former party because of the quality of trust that Governor Diri had demonstrated in his leadership style in the state.
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Speaking with newsmen after the defection, Lokoson said he had joined the APC from an uninformed position, stressing that he did not get his facts right before making the decision.
Lokoson said he was delighted to identify with the Diri-led administration, describing him as “a dynamic, focused and forward-looking leader.”
The former naval chief further said, “We can see a deliberate attempt at driving a convincing agenda that impacts the socio-economic space. This has built confidence in the leadership and processes of the party. There is now trust in the party hierarchy. Trust is very critical as it can shape or destabilise the structure.
“For us in the PDP, we are glad to have a leadership that can always be trusted and is strategic, meticulous and conscious in leading. I formally return to the PDP with a clear conscience. Whatever mistakes that were made in the past will certainly be avoided and will help shape the future.”