Kogi election: SDP, NNPP, PDP, LP loses more members to APC amid flood of defection in Ankpa LG
….Dr. Ogbo charges electorate on APC’s victory, says influx of new members would bring fresh perspectives, ideas and strengthening the party.
It is no longer news that the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, party has recently gained more members into their party from Social Democratic Party, SDP, People’s Democratic Party, PDP, New Nigerian People’s Party, NNPP, and Labour Party, LP, in Ankpa local government area of Kogi State.
A prominent governing party’s chieftain and son of the soil, Dr. Salisu Usman Ogbo said the move was a positive development for them, as it potentially strengthens their support base and increases their influence in the area.
Dr. Usman Ogbo who is the Direction Research and Planning for Kogi APC Governorship Campaign Council expressed optimism that the influx of new members would bring fresh perspectives and ideas to the party, contributing to its growth and development.
However, it is important to remember that the impact of these new members will ultimately depend on their individual contributions and the party’s ability to effectively harness their skills and talents towards recording a resounding victory in the upcoming circle off election.
Dr. Ogbo was speaking on Friday during the Ward to Ward camapign rally of the APC held at Enjema in Ankpa Local Government Area of Kogi state, where the party received defectors from Social Democratic Party, SDP; Nigeria National Peoples Party, NNPP; Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and Labour Party, LP.
Global Times Nigeria reports that the ongoing ward to ward campaign rally was initiated by stakeholders of the party to drum support for the APC governorship candidate, Alhaji Ododo Ahmed Usman (OAU) and his running mate, Joel Oyibo Salifu.
It was also reported that the grassroots rally started from Enjema Ward 001 to 004 in Ankpa with party’s stalwarts and new entrance reaffirming their loyalty and support for the ruling party.
While addressing electorate in Enjema Ward 002, Dr. Ogbo admonished party faithfuls across various units in Ankpa to come out enmass on November 11th to demonstrate their numerical strength at the poll, adding that the summation of the polling unit results will place the ward higher amidst other APC wards in Kogi State.
He tasked everyone to work beyond their Polling Units to ensure all-round victory for the party.
Whilst suing for more commitment for APC candidates, Dr. Ogbo charged members of the APC to disown any parochial sentiments being propagated by any political parties that have ‘No representations at the center and State level’ – saying it’s emotionally driven to truncate the needed development that comes with continuity and consolidation which the APC candidate represent.
He equally urged electorates to deepen their commitment in mobilising voters to ensure APC deliver bulk votes in appreciation of all the good work of His Excellency, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello.
Speaking also, the Executive Chairman of the Ankpa LGA, Hon. Ibrahim Abagwu thanked the people of the Area for standing by the party, noting that APC has the structure and remain the party to consolidate on the gains and achievements of His Excellency Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello.
Other speakers at the rally who expressed confidence in Alhaji Ododo’s ability to deliver credible governance includes Deputy Majority Leader, House of Representatives, Hon. Abdullahi Halims, Former Deputy Speaker of Kogi State House of Assembly, Alh. Rabiu Alfa Isiaka; Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Honorable Idris Musa Oando, SSA Women Mobilization, Hon. Princess Maryam Muazu amongst others.
Earlier, the various ward chairmen at their respective wards appreciated all the leaders of the party for the support granted to the party which they said has resulted in the smooth running of all party’s affairs and have called for commitment for the overwhelming victory of Alhaji Ododo candidacy.
They added that, the large turnout of the people in the four wards visited has ascertained that all opposition parties have had to embrace natural extinction.
Highlight of the Ward – to – Ward rally captured the official welcoming of new entrants drawn from following SDP, NNPP, LP and PDP into the winning APC political family.