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Bayelsa Gov’s media aide joins PDP

A media aide to Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri, Dr Kolawole Oredipe, has formally joined the ranks of the Ogun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Oredipe, a broadcaster and Director, New Media, to the Bayelsa State Governor, said this in an interview with journalists in Abeokuta, on Sunday.

The media practitioner, who hails from Iperu-Remo in Ikenne Local Government Area of Ogun State, explained that he had spent over 20 years practising journalism and had become an authority on coverage of the Niger Delta region.

He said, “I had wished to join active politics, having been an active union leader at NUJ, I contested for the chairmanship of Bayelsa State Council of NUJ, and I came second. People were surprised that I, a Yoruba man, amassed that amount of votes.

“So, I am returning to Ogun State even though I am still serving in Bayelsa. I will play my politics more in Ogun state. My story is about a journalist going into politics.

“We have several of them like Smart Adeyemi, the current governor of Bauchi State was also once a journalist. We have them all over. So, I am here in Ogun state to formally announce that I am joining active politics.”

He, however, said he was yet to decide on his political future.

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