The ruling party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kogi West Senatorial District has recorded a massive gain ahead of the 2019 General Elections.
This is as over 3,252 members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have defected to the APC in the zone.
Those who dumped the PDP in the district which is represented by Senator Dino Melaye in the National Assembly included two former Kogi Commissioners of Water Resources, Tunji Oshanusi, and Agriculture, Femi Abolarinwa.
Reports reveal that the defectors were received by the APC Zonal Chairman, Ropo Asagun at the township stadium in Kabba during the official flag-off of APC Zonal Rally.
Addressing the decampees, Asagun commended them for teaming up with the ruling party, adding that it was a clear indication that the APC administration had performed creditably, both at the federal and state levels.
“This defection is an indication that APC is generally accepted in Kogi west, and the state at large, which is an assurance of our party’s victory in the 2019 general elections.
“The party will not discriminate against any member whether old or new,” Asagun said.
In his remarks, the Speaker, Kogi State House of Assembly, Chief Matthew Kolawole, urged the people to get their PVCs and vote for APC.
“APC is the only party that can save us from the hands of looters; do not sell your conscience, your PVC is your power.
“In the last three and half years, President Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice have done very well. Our achievements will speak for us,” Kolawole said.
Indications show that the election is going to be a top battle between the APC and PDP where Melaye will battle gallantly for his political survival against the State Governor Yahaya Bello who may be trying to retire him politically.