The Epie-Atisa Kingdom in Yenogao, Bayelsa state has issued a ‘red card’ to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) saying the party will fail in the November 16 governorship election.
The decision was reached at a meeting where the kingdom declared it was no longer interested in the PDP following the party’s failure to develop their area.
Speaking under the auspices of Epie-Atissa Voice (EAV), the kingdom said its citizens have resolved to join the All Progressives Congress (APC) and to support its governorship candidate, Chief David Lyon.
“We want peace in the state and we all know that when a football has not gone so well, It is left for the referee to issue a yellow card as well as a red card. So our case is likened to that of a football game.
“It is on this note that the Epie/Atissa people have decided and unanimously rejected PDP and want to take over government through the ballots. We are backing the All progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Chief David Lyon, whom we believe has come to our rescue.
“We are using this medium to say that in as much as the restoration government and the PDP are deriving joy in under-developing our people, we have also resolved that come February 14th 2020, they have to quit because they don’t have any other option than to leave our residents”, it said in a statement signed by the Coordinator, Kalizibe Joseph.
Joseph, who coordinates the Epie\Atissa Voice , who likened government to a football, said the PDP had been in the field for a long time without scoring expected goals and should be given a red card.
Meanwhile, a chieftain of the APC, Chief Preye Agama, who moved the motion for the issuance of a red card to the PDP, said the decision was adopted by the over thirty communities of in the kingdom.
“We have tested the PDP for eight years and nothing came out of it rather we have suffered exclusion, total darkness, flooding due to bad drainage and insecurity.
“Yenagoa has become the darkest state capital in the country. We are the landlord and we have sacked the PDP to pack out and the APC should come in with Chief David Lyon come November 16th,” he said.