Big Loss to APC in Kogi As Powerful Chieftain Defect From Ruling Party

Big Loss to APC in Kogi As Powerful Chieftain Defect From Ruling Party

  • Oni Christopher Tosin and several of his followers and youth leaders of the ruling party have decamped to the Africa Democratic Congress
  • Tosin said he left the APC for its lack of internal democracy, gross abuse of privileges and lack of leadership in Kogi West Senatorial district
  • Madam Abusi Edumare, a major factor in the Yagba West political sphere also dumped the All Progressives Congress to join the ADC

In what can be described as a big blow for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), a senatorial aspirant in Kogi state, Oni Christopher Tosin, and several of his followers and youth leaders of the ruling party have decamped to the Africa Democratic Congress.

Leadership Newspaper reports that the event was held in Egbe, Yagba West LGA of Kogi state.

APC chieftain defect in Kogi
A chieftain of APC has defected in Kogi state. Photo credit: Kogi government
Source: UGC

Tosin said he left the APC for its lack of internal democracy, gross abuse of privileges and lack of leadership in Kogi West Senatorial district. He also noted that “for a party who plans winning future elections in the zone to be so enmeshed into an obvious lack of direction and strategy, it shows that the party still has a long way to go.”

Also, the Iyaloja of Egbe, Madam Abusi Edumare, a major factor in the Yagba West political sphere also dumped the All Progressives Congress to join the ADC.

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Powerful northern governor applauded for giant strides in health sector, top-notch maternal care

Meanwhile, the Centre for Human Rights and Good Governance (CHRG) has applauded Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state for his giant strides in the health sector.

The Centre, in a statement signed by Ifure Ataifure, ranked the governor as the best in the country in terms of medical infrastructures and health initiatives. Ataifure said the Centre came to this conclusion after an assessment tour of capital projects executed by the Yahaya Bello administration since its assumption of office.

Listing the governor's achievements, he said with the Bello Cares initiative, citizens now enjoy free medical care in the state - the first of its kind in the country.

Ataifure said pregnant women, children under the age of five, people with disabilities and persons above the age of 65 are currently enjoying free healthcare services. He said Governor Bello has kept good his words to make the health and well-being of the people his topmost priority with healthcare the thematic area of his New Direction of Government.

'He has nothing to do with terrorists', NDC warns, passes vote of confidence on Yahaya Bello's leadership

The allegation against the governor of Kogi state by the Peoples Democratic Party has been rebuked by the National Democratic Coalition.

The PDP had alleged that Governor Yahaya Bello had some dealings with terrorists and was planning to unleash violence in the state.

The NDC said that Governor Bello has since his administration exhibited the needed attributes of a true leader since his time as governor of Kogi state.

Yahaya Bello’s inciting video, an act of terrorism, says PDP

A trending video of Governor Yahaya Bello speaking to his supporters in his native Ebira language had been condemned by the PDP.

The PDP called on President Muhammadu Buhari to call Governor Bello to order and place him and his supporters on a security watch list.

According to the party, the governor's violent note is the reason why PDP chieftains in Kogi have faced persecution.

Source: Legit.ng

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