Lokoja - Governor Idris Wada of Kogi state bid for a second term in office is being threatened following plans by all the 21 local government chairmen in the state to defect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), reports Sun.
The Council members had in 2014 accused the governor of sponsoring a court ruling which ordered the annulment of their elections.
It was gathered that the move was meant to install those loyal to the governor as caretaker members, an allegation Wada has repeatedly dismissed as mere rumour.
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Despite the denial, the governor has refused to allow the reinstatement of the said council members who won their case for reinstatement at an Appeal Court in Abuja, a fortnight ago.
Wada was quoted to have said that he has no confidence that the council members would work for his reelection, and has therefore told them he would obey the Appeal Court order when he wins the November 21 election.
The council chairmen are, however, not comfortable with the governor’s position on their reinstatement.
A leader of the council bosses who pleaded for anonymity stated they might defect with all the councillors in the 21 local government areas to the APC.
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- News 24