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Segun Ayinde, Abeokuta
Former Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Momojimoh Lawal, has announced his defection to the All Progressives Congress.
Also, former local government Vice Chairmen, party executives, and over 200 stakeholders of the People’s Democratic Party from the Okene Local Government Area of the state defected to the ruling party.
They made their defection public during a visit to Governor Yahaya Bello in Lokoja, declaring their endorsement of the APC candidate for the November 11 governorship election, Usman Ododo.
Speaking, Momojimoh specifically said the PDP stakeholders would support the APC candidate through robust mobilisation efforts across, not only the Kogi Central Senatorial District, but also the entire state.
He, however, acknowledged the governor’s impressive efforts in advancing the state’s infrastructure
He declared, “On behalf of my political associates and supporters, I unequivocally pledge our steadfast support for the candidacy of Alhaji Ododo Ahmed Usman (OAU) and Comrade Joel Oyibo Salifu (JOS) for Governor and Deputy Governor, respectively.
“We reaffirm our comprehensive dedication to future endeavours, including extensive mobilisation efforts spanning the Kogi Central Senatorial District and Kogi State at large. With trust in you and the other esteemed stakeholders of the ruling All Progressives Congress, as we move forward, we hereby formally announce our membership of the party as of today.”
Gov. Bello, while receiving the stakeholders, commended their bold decision to join the ruling party, as well as the willingness to contribute meaningfully to the state’s progress.
He stressed his unwavering commitment to upholding an inclusive government that offers equal opportunities to both longstanding and new members of the All Progressives Congress, enabling them to collaborate towards the overall wellbeing of the populace.
Highlighting the importance of fostering harmony among the diverse ethnic groups within the state, Governor Bello underscored his pride in overcoming age-long divisions along ethnic and clannish lines since assuming office. He considered this achievement of unity among the people as a legacy that would endure.
Those present at the meeting were Vice Chairmen Usman Anako and Momojimoh Kesty from the Okene Local Government; former PDP Secretary, Mathew Lawal, and Mamman Enesi, among others.
The gathering signaled a significant development in the political landscape of Kogi State as the November election draws nearer.