- Ten thousands members of PDP have decamped to the APC
- The decampees say they defected in other to key into the viable New Direction Agenda of the Yahaya Bello administration
- Senator Dino Melaye however claims that the defection was a fraud orchestrated by the state Governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello
At least ten thousand members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday, July 9, reportedly dumped the party for the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Kogi state.
The decampees were said to be from the five central senatorial axis in Okene.
The former PDP members were said to have been assured of fair treatment in the APC.
Honourable Siaka Musa, a former PDP Chairman in Okehi local government area of the state who led the decampees into the party, said their reason for defecting was for them to key into the viable New Direction Agenda spearheaded by the present administration in the state.
However, Dino Melaye, the embattled senator representing Kogi West kicked against the reported defection, claiming it was a fraud orchestrated by the state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello.
“This Yahaya Bello and 419 propaganda in Okene today. Spent 500million naira to divert attention. Rented crowd without party structure. Shame as our common patrimony is been wasted as our civil servants and pensioners die of hunger. God is not sleeping,” Dino Melaye stated.
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NAIJ.com had earlier reported that the Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District on Monday, July 10, served a restraining order on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).