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2023 guber: With architect Awoniyi, APC will have a landslide victory in Kogi – Yahaya Bello



Governor of Kogi State, Alh. Yahaya Bello, National Chairman of APC, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and Former Deputy Governor of Kogi state, Mr. Yomi Awoniyi at the Party headquaters in Abuja.
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The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello on Tuesday presented former deputy governor of the state, Architect Yomi Awoniyi to the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.

Awoniyi is a new entrant to the ruling party, having left the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Speaking to journalists at the party headquaters shortly after meeting with Ganduje, Bello described the new APC member (Awoniyi) as a ‘big fish’ to the party.

He said the former Kogi Deputy Governor will be a driving force in the forthcoming Kogi state gubernatorial election in November this year.

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According to the governor,”Today we have a big fish. Another big fish in our ocean. Kogi, we are APC and APC is Kogi. I come to introduce the former Deputy Governor of kogi state, chief architect Yomi Awoniyi.

“So, he has joined us fully and I have come to introduce him to the National Chairman and NWC at the party at the headquarters. By the grace of God, this is a sign that the election of 11th November, 2023 is a landslide victory for APC by the special grace of God”, he noted.

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Responding on the reason why he is joining the APC, Yomi Awoniyi said: “My decision to join the APC is occasion by the need to appreciate the giant strides that this government has started to embark upon.

“It is quite clear that the next four or eight years will be a complete departure from what we have known.

“It is quite impressive and laudable particularly in our state in kogi where a lot is going on. And the future looks much brighter in the APC. That is my decision for joining the APC.”, he noted.

Meanwhile, the National chairman of APC Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje noted that he is particularly delighted to recieve Architect Awoyemi, considering the importance of the coming off-cycle Governorship election in Kogi state.

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He stated: “As you can see, I am smiling. So we are so happy that this big fish is finally in our ocean. And it is a good omen.

“He has come in the right time because we are gearing up for the off-cycle Governorship election in kogi state.

“We believe he is changing the narrative as far as this area is concerned and the state in general. So, he is most welcome”, he added.

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