No fewer than 35,000 members from the People Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday decamped to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in Kogi state.

Leading thousands of supporters, the member representing Lokoja II in the Kogi State House of Assembly, Honourable Idris Ndakwo said his defection to the ruling party marked the end of PDP in Kogi State.

He said his decision to move to APC was conceived from the development recorded by the new direction agenda championed by Governor Yahaya Bello.

The lawmaker stressed that Governor Bello had brought an enviable new dimension to politics in Kogi State.

While emphasizing that his defection to the party will attract development and bring democracy to his people, Ndakwo added that, “the crowd that turned out today is an indication that come 2019, Kogi State is for APC, both at the Federal and the State level.”

Receiving the decampees, the deputy governor of Kogi State, Elder Simon Achuba, said “before 2019 general election, I am optimistic to see the remaining PDP members in Kogi State House of Assembly to join the winning party, APC”.

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