10 members of the Kogi State House of Assembly, who were elected under the platform of PDP, have defected to APC.

The lawmakers say they jumped ship with thousands of their supporters on Saturday.

At a colourful ceremony held at the 25,000 seating capacity of the Confluence stadium, Lokoja, thousands of APC supporters thronged in from all the 21 local government areas of the state.

According to the Speaker of the Assembly, Kolawole Mathew, the pragmatic leadership of Governor Yahaya Bello and his numerous achievements in office is instrumental to the lawmakers’ action.

While receiving the decampees, the National Chairman of the party, John Oyegun described Governor Bello as a young energetic individual that is full of ideas and a symbol of a new dawn in Kogi.

Oyegun, who said Governor Bello’s achievements within the last two years have dwarfed those of his predecessors, asked the governor to continue to transform the state.

In his speech, Governor Bello urged President Muhammadu Buhari to declare his intention to seek a second term saying Kogi people are solidly behind him.

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