Yahaya Ododo, a former chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has defected to Action Alliance, AA, barely a month to the gubernatorial polls in Kogi state.
Ododo, a retired military officer, alongside his supporters, dumped the party at an event in his ward in Ankpa Local Government Area of the state.
Speaking during the event, Ododo disclosed that his decision to dump APC was anchored on the need to enshrine equity, fairness and justice in the governorship chronicles of the State.
The former APC chieftain stated that the Yahaya Bello government has failed the people of the state and failed to keep any of the promises made in 2015.
Ododo said the present administration got to Lugard House by accident, pointing out that it is time for Kogi West Senatorial District to produce the next Governor of the State.
He also openly declared his support for the AA governorship candidate, Otunba Olayinka Braimoh.
Ododo said, “I have been in the politics of Kogi State for long. I have worked for the former minister for justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Chief Bayo Ojo, and former Deputy Chief of Staff to the President, Chief Olushola Akanmode, and we are ready to work for the AA governorship candidate in the forthcoming election.”
Braimoh, in his response, told the new entrants, as well as his supporters at the defection ceremony, that he is on an assignment to raise Kogi State and its people from poverty.
The AA governorship candidate also solicited more support from the Ankpa electorate.