The Nigerian News Agency reports that the deputy governor of Kogi State, Chief Edward Onoja, enthusiastically welcomed the defectors at Okpo Olamaboro.
The lieutenant governor explained that the APC worked tirelessly to defeat the PDP in 2015, repeating the same in 2019, expressing confidence that 2O23 would be a free pass.
He stressed that the ruling party had done well on social, economic and infrastructure development in the councils and in the state in general under the administration of Governor Yahaya Bello.
The lieutenant governor assured that with the increase in the number of registered voters, the LGA would double its winning streak.
Furthermore, he called for massive support for APC presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and his running mate Kashim Shettima, saying that Kogi would greatly benefit from Tinubu’s administration if he were to be elected President of Nigeria.
Earlier, the coordinator of the defectors and leader of the LP, said that he had been a political “archenemy” of the lieutenant governor with several clashes in many forums.
“But after sitting down and doing a thorough analysis of political trends in the country, I realized that the Labor Party would not make a significant breakthrough in the 2023 election.
“Therefore, I decided to pitch my tents together with my more than 2,000 ruling party supporters,” he said.
Apeh urged all Olamaboro sons and daughters in opposition parties to join APC, stressing that the party had made unprecedented development strides in the areas.
Others included President Olamaboro, Mr. Friday Adejoh; member of the House of Assembly, Anthony Ujah Alewo and many others.
Source Credit: NAN