PDP Members in Kogi LG Join APC, Declare Support for Ododo
By Ozumi Abdul
The governorship ambition of the All Progressive Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate, Alhaji Usman Ahmed Ododo on Monday gained momentum as hundreds of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members in Igalamela/Odolu Local Government Area of the state declared their supports for him by defecting to the APC.
The defectors who were received by Governor, Yahaya Bello on Monday, were led by former caretaker Chairman of Igalamela Local Government Area, Alhaji Abdullahi Ibrahim, along with Hon. Adama Sani and Aikoye Anu.
Other notable PDP leaders who also defected to the APC included former President of the PDP National Youth Movement, Ahmed Mahmud, and Saidatu Ogohi, the Ajaka Ward 1 Women Leader.
The governor expressed his appreciation to the defectors for recognizing the achievements of his administration as well choosing to join the APC.
He emphasized that the APC, being a progressive party, welcomes all individuals who are willing to contribute to the development of the state, while also assuring them that they will have equal rights and opportunities within the APC, just like the existing members.
Speaking on behalf of the defectors, Abdullahi Ibrahim explained that their decision to join the APC was based on the remarkable achievements of the current administration, which he said have positively impacted all local government areas in Kogi State.
He specifically highlighted the rehabilitation of the Umomi-Akpagidigbo-Ugwolawo-Ajaka-Idah road, a significant infrastructure project in Igalamela, as a key reason for their support for Governor Bello and his party.
Abdullahi further mentioned that Governor Bello’s accomplishments had led to an influx of opposition party members joining the APC, and they were determined not to be left behind.
He expressed their readiness to work towards securing victory for the APC in the upcoming governorship election, while also praising the governor and the APC for selecting Hon. Ododo Ahmed Usman as their candidate.
He was confident that Ododo’s seven years of experience working with the current administration, coupled with his compassionate nature, made him the right candidate to sustain the developmental progress achieved by the present government.