Kogi Guber: Bury Your Hatchets, Deliver APC In The Forthcoming Gov’ship Election – Lokoja stakeholders Urges Members

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By Abubakar S. H

Leaders and stakeholders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lokoja Local Government Area, have resolved to ensure the party achieve victory in the forthcoming November 11 gubernatorial election in the state.

In a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the speaker of the Assembly,  Mohammed Yabagi said the stakeholders have called on party loyalists and supporters in Lokoja to bury their hatchets and commit themselves to the party’s cause and work for the victory of Alhaji Usman Ahmed Ododo.

The Communique was signed by the Chairman of the Meeting’s Communique Drafting Committee, Yabagi Mohammed and Secretary, Comrade Ibrahim Nuhu.

According to the statement, party leaders in Lokoja Local Government would no longer tolerate past occurrences that have balkanised the APC because those who laboured for the party were not rewarded, assuring that those who work this time would be placed on priority.

It stressed that its in the best interest of the people of Lokoja Local Government and Kogi West in general to work for the candidature of Ododo/Oyibo as it is in the interest of the senatorial district to clinch the state governorship at the end of Ododo’s tenure.

It warned that those who are fond of engaging in anti-party activities to desist forthwith, saying that APC this time will put up a united front to ensure total victory for the party.

It further urged members and leaders of the APC to return to their various units and wards to ensure Door-to-Door Campaign that would culminate in landslide victory for the party in November, 11.

The statement also urged all elected officials in the party to ensure that  they carry women and youths along in their appointment and empowerment programmes to encourage them.

It further urged existing members of the party to be open to accepting defectors into the party from other political parties and ensure they are welcomed.

The statement reads, ” come November 11, Lokoja Local Government APC would be a reference point for other LGAs as it would ensure it gives the party highest number of votes in the history of the state”.

Present at the meeting were elected and appointed official across arms of government, including the member of National Assembly representing Lokoja/Kogi (Kotonkarfe) Federal Constituency, Hon Suleiman Aguye; the Speaker of Kogi State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Aliyu Umar Yusuf; the member representing Lokoja I State Constituency, Hon Bin-Ebaiya Shehu Tijjani; the State Commissioner for Women Affairs, Hajiya Fatima Umar Buba Kabir; and the Chairman of Lokoja Local Government Area, Hon Dab’Asabe Muhammed.

Also present at the meeting was the State APC Youth Leader, Hon Mohammed U Mohammed, former members of the state House of Assembly, Special Advisers, Senior Special Assistants, and other party big wigs and supporters.

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