The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Yagba West LGA, Kogi State on Friday suffered another great loss following the decamping of Hon. Toba Abraham and Hon. Joseph David from the party to the All Progressive Congress (APC).
The former PDP stalwart who was described by many as one of the most consistent and strong pillar of PDP in Yagba West left the party with his ward Chairman Hon. Joseph David.
Speaming at the defecting event, Hon. Toba thanked the governor of Kogi State for the establishment of the largest Rice Mill in Sub-Sahara Africa in Ejiba which he said has provided a lot of job opportunities for the teeming youth in the Area and its environs.
He said they took the necessary but painful decision of leaving the PDP with a view to supporting the government of Alhaji Yahaya Bello who has opened his arms to all Kogians to join him in his strive to transform Kogi State to economically viable State.
Toba also acknowledged and extoled the leadership qualities of firmer Houae of Representative member, Hon. Karimi Sunday who he said was largely instrumental to their defection.
Receiving the defectors to the party, the APC Zonal Chairman, Hon. Femi Obantu expressed his delight in welcoming the people to the APC, described Hon. Toba as a Political giant who has become a household name in Yagba West having being in the same party together in the past.
He congratulates the APC family in Ejiba ward and Yagba west for the development.
Hon. Tunji Aro (IGWE) in his own remark said with the mass defection of PDP members led by Hon. Toba,the PDP is buried in Ejiba ward.
The Administrator of Yagba East council area, Hon. Rasaq who was represented at the event by Chief Olu Ajakaiye congratulates the entire APC family in Yagba federal constituency, describing Hon. Toba as a loyal and workaholic politician whose loyalty is cherished by many.
Among the dignitaries on hand to receive the defectors were Chief S. O David, LGA party chairman, Hon. Korede Alabi, Hon. Janet Fagbemi (S.A women affairs), Hon. Segun Fayomi and Ward Exco, WO2 Oluwole Samuel(rtd),Chairmen from, Odo-Eri, Igbaruku/Iyamerin, Hon. Akuma-APC LGA Treasurer, Past. Kingsley Ikusagba(S.A. Media),Yagba West and other party stalwarts from across Yagba West.