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Kogi PDP woos opposition camp

By Isiaka Oyibo

LOKOJA — THERE    were indications yesterday that the main actors in the opposition camp who stood against the May 29 governorship victory of Governor Ibrahim Idris of Kogi State may have been wooed by the interest groups in the Kogi State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to consider a mass exodus to the ruling party, with Audu and the state leader of the Action Congress (AC), Prince Shola Akanmode, as main targets.

Vanguard gathered that there has been intense pressure on the former Deputy Chief of Staff (Presidency) by the stakeholders of the party in the state to return to the PDP, a party he co-founded in 1998 and nurtured from its opposition status between 1999 and 2003 to a ruling party, while he was in Aso Rock.

One of his oldest associates and one time chairman, Okun New Initiative (ONI), Otunba Funsho Owoyemi, told journalists in Lokoja yesterday that the move was real and timely, adding” “Akanmode is more informed as far as the internal workings of the PDP are concerned than many of the latter day members in the state and the federal at large.”


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