- The APC governorship campaign in Kogi state has received a big boost
- Prominent members of the PDP in the state have defected to the ruling party few days to the election
- Leading the pack was a former acting governor of the state and former Kogi House of Assembly Speaker, Clarence Olafemi
Prominent Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftains in Kogi state on Wednesday, November 7 defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the governorship election in the state.
Daily Sun reports that the defectors were led by a former acting governor of the state, Clarence Olafemi.
The chieftains formally defected to the ruling party during the APC rally held in Yagba federal constituency.
Other prominent politicians who defected to the APC included former commissioner for water resources, Osanusi and former House of Assembly member for Mopamuro constituency, Eric Fiki.
Other political stalwarts from the area who dumped the PDP were Bola Fagbola and former Mopamuro local government chairman, Funsho Daniyan.
The politicians were said to have joined the ruling party with thousands of their supporters.
While receiving the PDP’s defectors, Governor Bello assured them of equal opportunity in the party.
Meanwhile, the Igbo community in Kogi state has endorsed Governor Bello for a second term few days to the November 16 governorship election.
The governor's second term ambition was endorsed by the leadership of Igbo community association in the 21 local government areas of the state when they paid him a visit on Thursday, November 7.
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