A two-time member of Kogi State House of Assembly, Hon. Friday Sani Makama, has counseled his former political party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to accept the reality that it has lost grip of the state in good faith.
Makama gave the counsel when he and his supporters decamped to the All Progressives Congress in Odolu on Monday.
The ex-lawmaker, who represented Igalamela-Odolu in the state House of Assembly for eight years, said PDP is dead and buried in Kogi state.
He stated that PDP is totally disconnected from the dynamics of the political history of Kogi State.
Makama explained that his defection to the ruling APC was in the interest of his people, stressing that he came into the party to liberate them from the shackles of under development which his local government has faced for several years.
He, however, debunked the claims that he is joining the ruling party to create factions.
“I have studied the prevailing circumstances of Nigeria politics and that of Kogi state. It important to state here categorically that my people want me to join the progressive minded individuals which APC symbolizes.
“I can not continue to be in the opposition while my people will be suffering and dying because they could not feel the presence of government in power.
“I am a man who is ready to die for my people. The only way to liberate my people is to pitch tent with the present government in power. Those saying I am a push over are just wasting their time and energy. My decision to join the APC is not to cause factions but bring total liberation for my people in Igalamela-Odolu local government,” he stated.
While pledging his avowed support for the government of Alhaji Yahaya Bello, Makama noted that the governor has made history to be first man in Kogi state to indicate interest to run the presidential seat.