June 21, 2024

Over 500 SDP, PDP members in Ofu dump Muri, Dino, join Ododo in APC


The Ofu Local Government chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi state has welcomed over five hundred new members into its fold ahead of the 2023 Governorship elections in the state.

A former chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, Hon. Oduh Akowe, along with his supporters from PDP, SDP and NNPP, were today received into the party at the Ofu Local Government Secretariat Ugwolawo.

The event was graced by high-profile politicians such as the APC Deputy Governorship Candidate, Elder Joel Salifu Oyibo; Kogi East Zonal Chairman of APC, Hon. Muhammed Nasiru Alfa; Senator representing Kogi East, Isah Jibrin Echocho; House of Representatives member for Idah Federal Constituency, Rt. Hon. David Idris Zacharias; Kogi State House of Assembly member for Ofu constituency, Hon. Seidu Shehu Amodu amongst others.

The Zonal Chairman of the party, Hon. Alfa who welcomed the new members assures them that they will be fully integrated and given equal opportunity to contribute to the growth and development of the party. He said as the 2023 governorship elections in the state continues to gather momentum, the Ofu APC which continues to gain new members every day, is positioning itself for a successful outing.

The party leader emphasized that the new members have joined a progressive and inclusive party that is committed to improving the lives of all Kogi State citizens, urging them to actively participate in the party’s activities and work towards achieving its goals. Mr. Alfa enjoin all loyalists to shun tribal sentiments stating that such ventures cannot win modern-day elections in Nigeria.

Senator Isah Jibrin welcomed the new members into APC while encouraging them to work hard towards ensuring victory in upcoming elections. He said the Kogi APC under Governor Yahaya Bello rewards hard work and assured that the the APC candidate, Alhaji Usman Ododo when elected, would ensure that everyone who delivers are adequately rewarded.

On his part the Idah Federal Constituency House of Representatives member, Honorable David Zacharias, emphasized that APC is always ready to emerge victorious in any election as it’s membership is rooted in all parts of the state. He charged all party faithfuls to remain steadfast and committed towards achieving success for the party to seal it’s wining streak for the election year.

In a similar vein, Council Chairman for Dekina Local Government, Honorable Ishaq Okolo enjoined people from the area to go home and canvass support for the party ahead of the November poll while congratulating the decampees for courageously joining their ranks.

Leader of the decampees, Hon. Oduh Akowe expressed his gratitude to the Ofu APC for welcoming him and his supporters into their fold. He pledged his loyalty and commitment to the party, stating that he believes in its ideology and vision for Kogi State.

The event ended on a high note with the new members expressing their excitement at joining the Ofu APC and their determination to work towards ensuring victory for the party in the upcoming Governorship elections.

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