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JUST IN: Former Kogi deputy governor dumps PDP ahead of governorship election

A former Deputy Governor of Kogi, Arc. Abayomi Awoniyi has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the November governorship election in the state.

Awoniyi, who served as Deputy to former Governor Idris Wada, conveyed his resignation in a letter addressed to the Chairman of the PDP in Mopamuro Local Government Area of Kogi State, dated 31st August 2023.

Awonoyi did not give specific reasons for his exit from the PDP in the letter.

However, there are also strong indications that he will join the All Progressives Congress soon.

Part of the letter read:

“I hereby write to tender my letter of resignation from the Peoples Democratic Party after 25 unbroken years of loyal and dedicated membership and service.

“With this resignation, I cease to be a member of the PDP. Kindly convey my sincere gratitude to the party faithful in Mopamuro LGA, Kogi West Senatorial District, and indeed the entire state, through your fellow LGA Party chairmen, for their support and camaraderie over the years.

“I look forward to our continued friendship despite no longer being members of the same political party.”

The former deputy governor is the son of Late Sunday Awoniyi, a founding father of the PDP.

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