Over 2, 000 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Social Democratic Party (SDP) and other political parties in Inye community, Ankpa Local Government Area of Kogi state on Friday, defected to the All Progressive Congress (APC) in support of President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Yahaya Bello’s second term in office.
Receiving them at a rally organised by Kogi Youth Progressive
Association (KYPA) at Inye community in Ankpa, chairman of the association, Comrade Sanusi Abdul, said that the defection was an indication that APC is generally acceptable in the local government, promising that the party would not discriminate against any member whether old or new.
Abdul who cautioned them and other supporters of APC in Enjema Ward 3 of the local government not to sell their Permanent Voter’s Card noted that the achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari in the last four years will endear the electorates to return him in 2019.
“It is obvious that some politicians will come to you before the
general elections to buy your votes; you should resist them and cast your votes for APC that has programmes that will better your lives”, he advised.
Expressing optimism that APC will win the presidential election and the governorship election in Kogi state, the youth chairman called on the people of Ankpa to vote for Alhaji Isah Echocho as the senator for Kogi East whom he described as a man who has the interest of his people at heart.
“I am urging you to vote for all APC candidates in Kogi East to take the district to another level of development. We should not make a mistake in voting for any party other than APC come 2019 general election”, he said.