Kogi guber: 500 PDP members defect to APC ahead of polls

Kogi guber: 500 PDP members defect to APC ahead of polls

- 500 PDP members defected to the APC in Lokoja local government area of Kogi state on Sunday, October 13

- Muhammed Danasabe Muhammed, who represented Governor Yahaya Bello, said the defectors had made the right choice by joining “the progressives”

- Muhammed asserted that the Bello administration would execute policies and programmes that would impact positively on the socio-economic well-being of the people

- The governor’s representative challenged the new members to ensure that more people joined the party

500 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lokoja local government area of Kogi state on Sunday, October 13.

According to The Nation, the local government administrator, Muhammed Danasabe Muhammed, received the defectors, who said they took the decision to show solidarity with Governor Yahaya Bello.

Legit.ng gathers that Muhammed, who represented Bello, said the defectors had made the right choice by joining “the progressives.”

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He assured them that the APC would at all times ensure fairness, equity and justice for its members, irrespective of when they joined the party.

He said: “Our party is open to all, even members of other parties. You have come at the right time. In APC, we do not discriminate. Rather, we give due recognition to all members, irrespective of how long they have been members or their social standing.”

Muhammed further asserted that the Bello administration would execute policies and programmes that would impact positively on the socio-economic well-being of the people, and would not disappoint party members.

He urged party members not to engage in activities that will bring the APC’s name into disrepute, but to remain resolute.

Muhammed further challenged the new members to ensure that more people joined the party. He said “competition becomes sweeter when there are more opponents”, and stated that the opposition would not be stifled by the administration.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Governorship Campaign Council of the Kogi state All Progressives Congress said it was confident of Governor Yahaya Bello's success in the forthcoming election in the state.

Kingsley Fanwo, the chairman of media and publicity of the campaign council, stated this in Lokoja.

According to Fanwo, the APC had increased support of the people of the state and key personalities which would aid the governor's bid for re-election.

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