By Amuda Dan Sulaiman Fab.
Ahead of the forthcoming 2019 general elections, about 20,000 Permanent Voters Card- holders in Kogi State have declared support for the African Democratic Congress (ADC).
The PVC holders who operate under a platform called; Truth Is The Only Way, were in Lokoja the Kogi State capital at yesterday to pledge their support for the party.
Chairman of the group, Mr. Abdullahi Musa said members of the organisation are essentially political activists, who were members of some political parties in the state, including the APC but who left their parties due to some unhealthy political activities going on in the parties which they were not comfortable with.
He stated that their members cut across all the wards in the state and that their numerical strength was over 20, 000 persons made up of 12,000 women, 6,000 men and 2,000 youths.
Musa stated that every member of the group has a Permanent Voters Card (PVC) because according to him “you must be a Kogite and you must have a PVC before we can admit you and register you as our member.”
He stated that they decided to support and work for the victory of the ADC in the forthcoming general elections “because of the newly inaugurated Chairman of the ADC, Hon. Isa Daniel.
“We are not only going to contribute our money to make sure that ADC in the state did not lack money to mobilize people in the state for the 2019 election, our members are going to campaign from door-to-door, and neighbour-to-neighbour campaign so that ADC will win overwhelmingly in Kogi State”, Musa stated.
Receiving members of the group, Chairman of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), in Kogi State, Hon. Isa Daniel described the present hardship prevailing in the state as self- inflicted adding that “God allowed it to happen so that we shall seek His face”.
He stated that his leadership had already commenced aggressive tour of the local governments and assured them that they would be given equal opportunities in the party just as every other member of the party.
Daniel stated; “Before the end of next month, ADC would have functional offices in all the 21 local government areas where any interested person can go and get himself or herself registered to become a member of the party.
“I am convinced that this suffering, this hardship we inflicted on ourselves will come to an end in 2019. Everybody should go and obtain his or her PVC because if you say that you are supporting ADC to win and you don’t have PVC you are just wasting your time, because it is with your PVC that you can vote out APC, and then vote in ADC”.
“Another area I must give you advice is on the issue of money politics. We must de-emphasize money in the forthcoming elections so that we can enthrone credible leaders that will give us good governance.
“We have already commenced local government tours. Our plan is that in the next three weeks we would have finished touring all the 21 local governments in the state,” Daniel assured.