Echocho, 109 others defect to APC in Kogi
The leading Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in Kogi, Alhaji Jibrin Isa Echocho alongside 109 other members of the party yesterday decamped to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Amongst those that dumped the PDP are Mohammed Ibrahim Idris, son of the immediate past governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris (Ibro).
Echocho, who contested the PDP governorship primaries on September 14, lost to the incumbent governor, Idris Wada, who polled 709 as against the 139 votes polled by him (Echocho).
Echocho alongside the other decampees were received at the Lokoja Confluence Stadium by the APC governorship candidate, Prince Abubakar Audu and other party supporters.
Receiving the defectors, Prince Abubakar Audu said the development signals an end to reign of the Peoples Democratic Party in Kogi State.
He said the APC was only waiting to bury the PDP come November 21 and urged the people of Kogi to vote massively for his party.
Audu said his mission to Kogi is to rescue the state from underdevelopment, adding that he was not out for vengeance.
Since his defeat at the primaries, Echocho’s body language has clearly shown that he was only waiting for time to defect. Observers believe that his movement to the APC is a big minus to the ruling government.