The Social Democratic Party ( SDP) in Kogi state said its grassroots tentacles as well as the all inclusiveness of the members and the adoption of the famous option A4 by the party in selecting its agbearers are its magic wand to sack the APC- led government in the state come the next election.
The Party said it has also commenced aggressive membership drive aimed at repositioning it as well as mobilizing support towards sending the present APC from power.
The state chairman of the party, Engr. Indah Abdulrahman who disclosed this at the maiden stakeholders’ meeting of the party in Lokoja last ursday ,said that the All Progressives Congress led administration in the state has made life unbearable for the people.
He therefore stressed the need for the loyalists and supporters of the party to make use of the opportunity o ered by the misrule of the present government in Kogi State by working collectively to put an end to the current su erings of the masses in the next dispensation.
He added that the SDP which has been widely accepted by the people of the state has all it takes to take over the reins of governance, assuring that the party was poised to reposition the state and restore its lost glory.
The SDP stalwart therefore enjoined the teeming members of the party to remain resolute, and to work together and forget their di erences stressing that the party is big enough to accommodate everybody, irrespective of interests and aspirations.
A leader of the party from the western axis of the state, Dr. Oluwayomi Atte stressed the need for the members of the party to be sincere and committed to the growth of the party, urging them to strive towards ensuring good governance in the state.
He however debunked the insinuation making round that the party was factionalised, saying that what went wrong was a mere gaps in information dissemination
Atte added that the perceived lapses have been corrected making the party one united family stressing that in SDP every one is a bona de member irrespective of the time of joining the party.
e Acting Zonal Chairman Kogi East Muhammed Garuba Haruna stated that the PDP in 1999 was formed as a child of circumstances to drive away the military from the political landscape which brought together people from diverse political orientation.
e acting chairman however lamented that , the PDP instead of leveraging on the gains, introduced impunity into its activities which caused its defeat in the 2015 general elections, stating that SDP was brought back to correct the pitfall and reverse the anti people programmes of the APC.
He added that those who su ered for the formation and growth of the PDP were neglected forcing many politicians in the state to work for late prince Abubakar Audu of the APC regretted that his death has robbed the state of good governance.
The Zonal Chairman explained that the goodwill that the APC had in winning 2016 governorship election in the state has been lost to maladministration of Governor Yahaya Bello saying that the progressive policies of the SDP will capture the state in the forthcoming elections.