The Kogi State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) reportedly lost no fewer than one hundred and thirty supporters to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the weekend.
PDP according to reports, received the defectors from Abejukolo Ward 11, in Omala Local Government Area of the state on Sunday, September 25.
Naija News learnt that the new members were received into the opposition in a grand ceremony at Echa/Ogoh Nursery and Primary School, Abejukolo yesterday.
A former councillor on the platform of the PDP who defected to APC during the 2015 election, Hon. Johnson Ataboh Ebeto was reportedly among the defectors received yesterday into the new party.
Speaking during the event which was a homecoming for him, Ebeto described his experience with the APC as harrowing. The politician assured that he and his supporters will ensure that PDP wins the forthcoming 2023 general elections.
“Now is the right time to discard such habits and choose PDP as the only option for liberation”, Daily Post quoted Ebeto as saying.
In their joint remark, Ward 11 PDP chairman, Honourable Salisu Akpa and other PDP stakeholders urged the defectors not to see themselves as joiners but as bonafide members of the party.
Imo State-born politician, Sen. Ifeanyi Godwin Ararume on Monday cleared the air on viral reports that he has joined Peter Obi’s Labour Party.
The APC chieftain said in a statement made available to newsmen that he never collapsed his structures to declare allegiance to any other political party. Naija News reports that the two-time senator explained this in the terse statement issued to newsmen today by his legal aide, Barr. Uche Anyanwu.
Against the speculations that the 27 local government areas and all political wards of Imo have been dissolved into the Labour Party, Ararume said the claims were crafted by promoters of fake news.
The politician said he had never hidden his political destination and would never join any party through the backdoor.
Ararume stressed that the authors of the report were hired by some faceless individuals to peddle falsehood in order to embarrass him.
Senator Araraume, who represented Imo North Senatorial District in the Senate, warned against what he termed: “consistent and mischievous attempts by detractors to portray me to the public as politically inconsistent.”