Echocho, Ibrahim Idris defects to APC

The defectors were welcomed by Prince Abubakar Audu, gubernatorial candidate and APC chairman in Kogi amidst cheers and jubilation.

Prince Abubakar Audu

Former governorship aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi state, Alhaji Jibrin Isa Echocho and Hon Mohammed Ibrahim Idris, son of the ex governor of the state have defected to the Ruling party the All Progressive Congress (APC)

The defectors were welcomed by Prince Abubakar Audu, gubernatorial candidate and APC chairman in Kogi amidst cheers and jubilation, The Leadership reports.

While receiving the defectors Audu said that APC is dead without Jibrin Isa Echocho.

In the same vein, Audu said his tenure is focused on repairing and developing the state not to revenge or use the EFCC to victimize anyone.

Thereby, promising to fix the Ajaokuta Steel Company, so as to provide jobs for the youths of the state and paying off the arrears the state is owing its civil servants.

On the other hand, Echocho said PDP was given enough time to fix the state but they failed.

He then urged all elders and youths of the state to support Audu in the coming election.

Also speaking, the former commissioner for information, Hon Tom Oyekhire, said Ebiras should vote Audu as it is only through the APC that the Ebira agenda can be realised.

Among those that defected were former Senator Dangana Ochaja, Hon Tom Zakari, Hon Adamu Sani, Hon Ada Zigo and some immediate past council chairmen.

Meanwhile Ayo Fayose, Ekiti State Governor is urging all indegenes of the state to support his predecessor and ministerial nominee, Kayode Fayemi during the screening of the ministerial nominees by the senate on October 13,2015.

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