KOGI 2023: LP council chairmen defect to APC ahead campaign flag off by Tinubu

By Nudoiba Ojen

All 21 local government chairmen of the Labour Party in Kogi State have defected to the All Progressives Congress.

This is coming ahead of President Bola Tinubu’s visit to Kogi State on Sunday to flag off the governorship campaign of the APC candidate, Usman Odo in the November 11 election.

The chairmen, who said LP was no longer viable in the state, said that they collapsed their structure to APC in order to support Ododo and as well to join forces with the Progressives to actualise the ‘Kogi Agenda’ which seeks to further unite the people and ensure even development across board.

They expressed conviction that the APC candidate had shown that himself as “a unifier whose nationalist qualities are needed to consolidate on the achievements of Governor Yahaya Bello”.

Kogi State Coordinator of the Obidient Movement, Awe Kayode, who led the chairmen and their supporters to APC, said the LP structure in the state was “a formidable one that delivered massive votes to the party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, without inducement or support”.

Meanwhile, President Tinubu; APC National Chairman, Dr Umar Ganduje, and the APC National Campaign Council for Kogi governorship election and Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, will lead APC leaders to Kogi on Sunday to flag off Ododo’s campaign.

A statement by the Director, Media and Publicity, Kogi APC Governorship Campaign Council, Kingsley Femi Fanwo, said, “The ultra-modern Muhammadu Buhari Square, Lokoja, one of the aesthetic beauties of the Bello administration, will play host to the event, starting from 10 am.

“The Kogi State APC governorship campaign council has put modalities in place to ensure a hitch-free flag-off rally.

“On Sunday, the 8th of October, 2023, our party will make a big statement ahead of the election as Kogi remains APC and APC is Kogi State,” Fanwo stated.

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