A former House of Representatives member representing Yagba Federal Constituency in Kogi State, Sunday Karimi, has credited Governor Yahaya Bello for what he called the emergence of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the “strongest party” in the state.
Karimi gave this submission while revalidating his membership of the APC at his Isaba polling unit of ward 1, Odo Egbe in Yagba West Local Government Area of the state.
The former lawmaker, who visited his ward in company with the Kogi State Commissioner for Information, Kingsley Fanwo, amongst others, also commended President Muhammadu Buhari’s leadership in the party and the country at large.
Karimi, who had dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the APC in 2019, received his membership slip from the Ward Chairman, Mr Oladele Moses, on Sunday.
He told newsmen afterwards, “I want to commend Governor Yahaya Bello for making APC the strongest party in Kogi State. We have no doubt that he will continue to strengthen our party with his open door policy and pragmatic leadership.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has always given his best to this country and our Governor and leader in the State, Governor Yahaya Bello has continued to be one of the shining stars of the party at the national level.
“I urge all our people to take this exercise very seriously. Our Governor is the Chairman of the Committee to mobilize the youth, women and people living with disabilities. We have to join hands with him to ensure the exercise is successful.
“I call on all my supporters who are still in other parties to seize this golden opportunity to join me here. Many had joined me before now but I want all that believe in my leadership and political ideology of development to come to the APC.
“Let me commend the Chairman of the Local Government Council and other leaders in the Local Government for their good job so far. We have to continue to make our party attractive to all to come and join”.
In his remarks, Fanwo described Karimi as an asset to the APC: “As you can see, we are here to identify with our leader, an outstanding legislator in his days in the House of Representatives. The reception here is electrifying and reminds us of what you need to win elections.
“He is someone whose footprints are everywhere in his Federal Constituency, a huge apostle of development politics. We are glad to have him in the party”