Ahead of the state’s scheduled November 2023 governorship election, two PDP chieftains in Kogi State have joined the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The PDP candidates for Lokoja I and II Constituency in the last general elections, Hon. Ahmed Shehu Yabagi and Hon. Ishaiku Kashim Musa, are the defectors.
It was gathered that Alhaji Yahaya Bello, the governor of Kogi State, welcomed the former PDP members into the APC on Wednesday.
After praising the politicians for their audacious choice to join the APC, Governor Bello admonished them to use their wealth of expertise to the party’s advantage in the upcoming election and added that they should also inspire their fans to fight tirelessly in support of the cause.
He maintained that his administration accords respect and value to capacity, and not necessarily who has been in the ruling party for long.
In their separate remarks, the new entrants into the APC assured the Governor of their decision to work in accordance with the ideals of their new political home.
In another development, the Senatorial Candidate of the Accord party for Kogi West in the 2023 general elections, Bashorun Moses Eseyin, has resigned his membership in the party.
Eseyin did not give a reason for his resignation from the Accord Party.
His resignation was contained in a letter dated May 31, 2023, addressed to the chairman of the party in Ward 6, Mopamuro Local Government Area of Kogi State.