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Politics of Monday, 9 October 2023


APC chieftain dumps party few weeks to Kogi governorship election, gives reason

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A few weeks before the Saturday, November 11 gubernatorial election in Kogi state, a former chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ankpa Local Government Area, Yahaya Ododo, dumped the party for an opposition party in the state.

Ododo, a retired military officer, alongside his supporters, dumped the party at an event in his ward in Ankpa Local Government Area of the state and defected to the Action Alliance party in the state.

As reported by The Punch, Ododo said his decision was hinged on the need to enshrine equity, fairness and justice in the governorship chronicles of the state.

This was contained in a statement issued Monday morning, October 9, by Yahaya Ododo in Lokoja.

The former APC chieftain stated that the Yahaya Bello government has failed the people of the state and failed to keep any of the promises made in 2015.

According to him, among all the governorship candidates, only Otunba Braimoh has a rich manifesto that can lift the state out of poverty that has ravaged it for years, The New Telegraph reported.

In a related development, a former Deputy Minority Whip of the House of Representatives, Fatima Binta Bello, has resigned from the PDP.

Bello tendered her resignation letter to the PDP chairman in the Shongom ward, Shongom LGA of Gombe State, on Thursday, October 5.

She said the decision to quit the PDP was hard but was taken after a wide consultation with her associates.