Ahead of the November gubernatorial election, Governor Yahaya Bello has welcomed Hon Muktar Atima, the former State Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Kogi State, to the ruling party.
Atima’s decision to join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) became public knowledge when Governor Bello played host to the for SDP Chairman in his office at Lugard House, Lokoja on Thursday.
The governor commended Hon Atima for his foresight and objectivity after witnessing the remarkable achievements of the state under his leadership, leading him to decide to join the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Governor Bello assured Atima that his administration, which is founded on principles of equity, justice, and fairness, will continue to provide opportunities to all Kogites who wish to join the government through the APC.
Prior to the meeting, Hon Muktar Atima extended congratulations to the governor for his party’s success in the recent elections. He also praised Governor Bello for his remarkable ability to unite party members and achieve significant electoral victories.
Hon Atima, a former Secretary of Okehi Local Government Area, stated that his decision to align with the APC at this time was motivated by the visible developmental projects accomplished by the current administration. He also pledged to contribute his quota to the development of the state.