By Amuda Dan Sulaiman Fab
All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Kogi State, Alhaji Ahmed Usman Ododo, has promised members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) defecting to the ruling party of equal treatment.
Ododo said the PDP membership was depleting in the state on a daily basis with the decamping of its supporters to the APC in the run up to the November 11, 2023 governorship election.
He further said the opposition party was now completely non-existent in Kogi local government area of the state.
He said this at his residence in Lokoja on Wednesday, when he received PDP defectors, which included a former chairman, woman and youth leaders.
The APC gubernatorial candidate assured the decampees that they had equal status and rights like every member of the ruling party.
“In APC, there is no discrimination. Those that joined today are equal in status as those who joined when the party was formed. We are a one and united family,” he added.
Ododo advised the people of Kogi LGA to vote for APC candidate in the November 11, 2023 election.
He promised to be fair to all, develop all parts of Kogi state and consolidate on the achievements of the Alhaji Yahaya Bello administration.
Speaking at the occasion, the APC leader in the local government area, Engineer Abubakar Bashir Gegu praised the decampees for realising that the ruling party was the winning party which had brought dividends of democracy to the people of Kogi state.