…Over 20 years of rejection, suffering in PDP is enough, there is expiration date for everything – Alapala
By Binebai Princewill
In what apparently portend a bad omen for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State, a core grass root leader cum one of the finest political field marshal in the Local Government, Amb. (Dr) Comr. Anthony Ebitonmo Alapala, popularly known as Odumalagba has perfected plans to dump the PDP for the All Progressive Congress (APC).
It would be recalled that Amb. Alapala Anthony Ebitonmo latest plan to join the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Delta State came to the fore after having a one on one crucial meeting with the deputy Senate President, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege geared towards his political survival in Abuja on Sunday July 25th 2021 along with others.
While news of Alapala’s looming defection hits the social media yesterday, various stakeholders commented on the matter considering the personality of Odumalagba.
In our bid to have an exclusive report on the matter, The Liberator Newspapers Worldwide reached out to Amb. Alapala who briefed our reporter that his decision to dump the PDP for APC is real, stressing that he is working to officially join the party for good soon enough.
While narrating his experience in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alapala said his over 20 years of being in the PDP has been like hell as he has been rejected, abandoned, betrayed, politically dribbled and alienated within the party without any political office or recognition either.
He continued that within all these years, he is known for spending his own hard earned money and not depending on any cash from the party during elections, adding that he is putting a stop to political torture and suffering in the PDP, maintaining that there is expiring date for everything.
Speaking further, the renowned Niger Delta philanthropist asserted that after his formal defection to the All Progressive Congress (APC) soon enough, there is going to be mass exodus of other prominent field marshals from the PDP to the APC in Burutu Local Government.
Dr. Anthony stressed that it is only normal for him to join a party that he will be valued than dying in a place where he is not valued and recognised despite his political contributions for decades.
The Liberator Newspapers learnt that Alapala contested Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State but could not win in 2016, thereafter, he waited and contested Burutu North House of Assembly primary in 2018 under PDP.
When asked on his reaction on the pending defection of Alapala, Hon. Ebike Oromoni, Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Burutu Local Government Area noted that himself and other leaders of the party in the local government have been working hard in securing an appointment for Alapala.
The Burutu Local Government PDP Chairman noted that while there is freedom of association for everyone, he said within the past few months the party under his watch in the local government has been engaging leaders for his sake.
Meanwhile, all efforts geared towards reaching out to other critical stakeholders in the PDP including Chief (Dr) Julius Takeme (JP) , Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Delta South proves abortive as he was unable to take calls put across to his mobile phone nor return same as at press time.