A huge defection has rocked the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi state ahead of the November 21 governorship election.
Idris Wada, the governor of the state and PDP candidate in the poll, has visited Igalamela/Odolu and Ofu local government areas during this weekend to assure the locals of continued delivery of democracy dividends.
At Ofu local government area, the home base of the aspirant of the APC, Prince Abubakar Audu, 12,700 party’s members formally deserted to the PDP.
Simeon Adejoh, one of the converts, told reporters that their choice was hinged on the transformation agenda of governor Wada.
Elder Friday Makama, the member representing the constituency in the state House of Assembly, speaking on behalf of the people, gave the assurance that PDP would receive over 80% of the votes in the area.
He said: “I will continue to say it that APC cannot penetrate Igalamela/Odolu. All our political leaders here are PDP and our people have asked me to tell his Excellency that on November 21, they shall show their appreciation for all the governor has been doing in the constituency.”
On his own part, the governor assured the people that he will do more for them if chosen on November 21.
He enlisted the projects he had implemented in the two local government areas to comprise roads, healthcare facilities among others.
Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, ex-governor of the state, said the leaders of Kogi East had made it clear that Wada earned another term, instructing the people of the area to turn out en masse and vote for the PDP aspirant.
The Independent National Electoral Commission recently informed that it has employed 13,052 ad hoc personnel that will help in the conduct of the governorship poll holding in Kogi state on November 21.