The Ofu Local Government chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi State has welcomed over 500 new members into its fold ahead of the 2023 Governorship elections in the state.
A former chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, Hon. Oduh Akowe, along with his supporters from PDP, SDP and NNPP, were, on Tuesday evening, received into the party at the Ofu Local Government Secretariat Ugwolawo.
The event was graced by high-profile politicians such as the APC Deputy Governorship Candidate, Elder Joel Salifu Oyibo; Kogi East Zonal Chairman of APC, Hon. Muhammed Nasiru Alfa; Senator representing Kogi East, Isah Jibrin Echocho; House of Representatives member for Idah Federal Constituency, Rt. Hon. David Idris Zacharias; and Kogi State House of Assembly member for Ofu constituency, Hon. Seidu Shehu Amodu, among others.
The Zonal Chairman of the party, Alfa who welcomed the new members assured them that they would be fully integrated and given equal opportunity to contribute to the growth and development of the party.
He said as the 2023 governorship elections in the state continued to gather momentum, the Ofu APC, which had continued to gain new members every day, was positioning itself for a successful outing.
The party leader emphasised that the new members had joined a progressive and inclusive party “that is committed to improving the lives of all Kogi State citizens.”
He urged them to actively participate in the party’s activities and work towards achieving its goals.
“I enjoin all loyalists to shun tribal sentiments. Such ventures cannot win modern-day elections in Nigeria,” he said.
Senator Isah Jibrin welcomed the new members into APC while encouraging them to work hard towards ensuring victory in upcoming elections.