LOKOJA—The campaign train of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, hit Igalamela/Odolu and Ofu Local Government areas, weekend, with the governor and the candidate of the party in the November 21 governorship poll, Idris Wada, assuring the people of continued delivery of democracy dividends.
At Ofu Local Government Area, the home base of the candidate of the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, Prince Abubakar Audu, 12,700 APC members officially defected to PDP from All Progressives Congress, APC.
One of the defectors, Simeon Adejoh, told Vanguard that their decision was hinged on the transformation agenda of Governor Wada.
Speaking on behalf of the people of the local government, the member representing the constituency in the state House of Assembly, Elder Friday Makama, assured the governor that PDP would win over 80 percent of the votes in the area.
He said: “I will continue to say it that APC cannot penetrate Igalamela/Odolu. All our political leaders here are PDP and our people have asked me to tell his Excellency that on November 21, they shall show their appreciation for all the governor has been doing in the constituency.”
Speaking at the rally, the governor assured the people that he will do more for them if elected on November 21.
He enumerated the projects he had executed in the two local government areas to include roads, healthcare facilities among others.
Former governor of the state, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, said the leaders of Kogi East had made it clear that Wada deserved another term, enjoining the people of the area to turn out en masse and vote for the PDP candidate.
PPA promises revolution in education
Meanwhile, the governorship candidate of Progressive Peoples Alliance, PPA, Enesi Ozigi, has assured the people of Kogi West of his commitment to infrastructure development in the state.
Ozigi gave the assurance while addressing a zonal rally in Kabba on Saturday, saying the time for real transformation was now.
He said: “It is not going to come in 2019. It will come now when men and women of goodwill decide to salvage our dear state from underdevelopment.
“I thank all the women, youths and artisans who have taken possession of this campaign.
“Our message to all Kogites is that we represent the hope of a better and brighter Kogi State. Education is key to development and that is why we are making it the driver of our development goal.
“Teachers will be paid well under my administration and we will improve school infrastructures to create a conducive environment for learning.
“Health and social security will also be a major concern for our government. With the poverty level in the state today, there is no way our rural women and children can have access to quality healthcare without government intervention.
“I stand before you today to pledge that the satanic joint account between the state and Local Government areas will be abolished by our government. A vote for PPA on November 21 is a vote for credible leadership and development.”
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