-Ahead of the 2019 general elections, no fewer than 2000 members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ward 05 Mopamuro local government area of Kogi State have dumped the broom and taken shelter under the umbrella of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the ward.
The defectors were received by the PDP chairman for Mopamuro local government, Hon. Olasunmole Fatobi, yesterday.
Receiving them, Fatobi, commended them for taking “the right decision’’ in their political race.
“Today, we welcome you into PDP with open arms to work with you towards our victory at the 2019 general elections at all levels.
“We shall accord you the privileges therein for all members of PDP in the local government area; ensure you are fully registered in your own various units to participate in all our programmes, ’’ Fatobi advised.
He urged them to go straight to work and begin to campaign for PDP victory in all elective positions from the ward to national level against 2019.
Responding, Moses Emmanuel, spokesman of the defectors, said, “ We are here in PDP for stay to work for its victory to take power from APC in 2019’’.
“Some of us are asking for forgiveness for first leaving the party some times back and to give us the opportunity once again to prove our loyalty and commitment to the party once again, ’’ he pleaded.
Earlier, the PDP leader in the area, Dr. Alex Ayodele John, advised all aspirants to elective offices not to allow their personal interests to override that of the party or the state.
He decried the division along ethnic, religious and cultural differences in Nigerian politics.
John said until politicians had a change of heart, the nation’s polity would be polarised which will jeopardize the growth and development of the country.