—- How Members are leaving PDP In Thousands.
By:Abubakar S. H
The kogi state chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, is presently celebrating the mass exodus of prominent chieftains and top members of the People’s Democratic party, PDP in kogi west, into the APC family.
They welcomed many well-known political figures with open arms.
Nigerian Trend gathered that there are massive defections across all the seven local government areas in Kogi West.
Just recently, a businessman and one of the financier of PDP in the district, Chief Alex Ayodele, aka Delex, from Mopa-Amuro local government area and proprietor of Suitorial Hotel, Lokoja left the PDP to the ruling party.
This was in addition to the defection of the three former House of Assembly candidates of PDP that recently defected from yagba federal constituency who dumped the PDP with hundreds of their supporters and were received with rousing reception.
Hon. Phillips Orebiyi from yagba, Orebiyi political stronghold, when he hitherto held sway, as a former PDP Assembly member in kogi state. According to him, “As we celebrate the auspicious emptying of the PDP political structure into the APC in kogi west, we also note with great strategic satisfaction, that many PDP stakeholders are still on there way to join us in APC”,he said.
In kabba-Bunu local government area, Kogi PDP Director of Media, Others who decamped From Kogi West Met Gov. Yahaya Bello
a ward chairman in same Kabba also left the PDP with his followers. A Reknown Youth leader, Folorunsho Mahmoud aka ‘Folly’ from the largest ward of Oworo in Lokoja local government had also left PDP with hundreds of youths.
The former party secretary of PDP and notable Members from Kupa North and South also dumped the party for APC, it was a mass exodus in lokoja LGA, and this has really exposed PDP in the area.
This massive defection from PDP to the ruling party was described as a political tsunami and mass exodus of defections by prominent chieftains, key stakeholders with thousands of their vast supporters and loyalists, from PDP to APC, has recently taken place in kogi state.
“The defections and mass exodus of PDP stalwarts and thousands of their party members to the All Progressives Congress, in kogi west, is ample evidence of the irreversible collapse of the PDP in kogi state.
“These renowned kogites and sons and daughters of Kogi , who led the multitude of other PDP members, have declared by their bold and irrevocable action, that they have had enough of the darkness, unending glaring deceits and one-man-show of the PDP in kogi west and Kogi State.
“These monumental defections from the PDP and the crumbling of the foundation of the party’s political structure in kogi, Its a bold and clear negation of the political failure of the PDP and Sen. Dino Melaye’s governorship bid.
To the chagrin of many onlookers,
Hon. Muktar Atimah, a staunch member of PDP and an allied of Mrs. Natasha Apoti-Uduaghan from the central senatorial district defected also to the APC recently.
The state Chairman of APC, Abdullahi aka Dollar said, “We most heartily welcome our new members in kogi west into the APC family and assure them that there is enough room and space for everyone under the big, comfortable, and secure ruling party, the APC .”
When Nigerian Trend contacted one of the ardent supporters of Sen. Dino Melaye, Tunde Olayemi, said no party loyalists and supporters Decamped in kogi West , adding that all stories peddled on the street of Lokoja are all speculations and should be disregarded.