Kogi Guber: APC groups Lokoja/Kogi Fed. Constituency unite for Ododo’s victory.
IDRIS AHMED, Lokoja
Various groups within the All Progressives Congress, APC, Lokoja/Kogi Federal constituency, has finally resolved their differences and unanimously endorsed the candidature of the party’s candidate Ahmed Usman Ododo.
Party leaders, Stakeholders, aggrieved leaders, top government officials, National and State Assembly members and party loyalists from the two Local Government Areas (Lokoja and Kogi, Koton Karfe), on Tuesday, met at prestigious Reverting Hotel in Lokoja to iron out differences.
The meeting which was peacefully conducted for several hours, rose with a landmark resolution to “put their eggs in one basket”.
According to the State Commissioner for Solid Minerals and Natural Resources, Engineer Mohammed Abubakar Bashir Gegu, the All Progressives Congress in the two Local Government Areas of Lokoja and Kogi, Koton-Karfe, that forms the federal constituency can not afford to sit by and watch any other party take over power in the state.
While commending the various aggrieved leaders and their supporters for the historic resolutions, hailed all Party loyalists for their continues support and commitment to the ideals of the party.
Engr. Gegu noted with utmost satisfaction, the level of response from the Stakeholders and the determination to ensure total victory during the forthcoming November Governorship election.
He also revealed that all the grievances expressed by the party loyalists have taken into consideration and necessary steps will soon be taken to ensure that justice is done to all.
The Commissioner therefore solicited the cooperation of all the people of the area by giving their maximum support to the party in its bid to consolidate the Bello administration with Ahmed Usman Ododo as the next Governor of the state.
The meeting was attended by prominent politicians from the two Local Government Areas, such as Alhaji Suleman Baba Ali, a former Commissioner in the late Prince Abubakar Audu cabinet, Honourable Saidu Akawu Salihu, also a former Commissioner who also represented Kogi state constituency at the Kogi Assembly and Barr Muhammed Tanko Musa Osuku, Chairman Civil Service Commission.
Others include, Honourable Danladi Aguye of the House of Representatives, representing Lokoja/Kogi federal constituency. Hon Idris Ndakwo, and Hon. Tanko Ndakwo former members of the Kogi state Assembly.
Also present at the reconciliation meeting were the Speaker, Kogi state House of Assembly, Hon. Member representing Kogi constituency, Hon. Idrees Maikudi Aliyu, among prominent leaders.
It would be recalled that misunderstanding and confusion almost stiffled the All Progressives Congress in Kogi local government over allegations of anti-party activities levelled against renown party leaders.
Some of the leaders who felt slighted by such spurious allegations, did not take it kindly and felt embarrassed, thereby sought refuge in other parties, while others maintained statues quo.