The governor of Kogi State, Idris Wada on Wednesday urged members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state to remain steadfast in spite of the recent defections by some members to opposition parties in some parts of the country.
The governor spoke at Kpata, Bassa local government area while inaugurating the permanent secretariat of PDP Ward 5 built at a cost of N7 million.
“PDP remains the toast of the people at the grassroots,” he said.
Wada commended members in the state for what he called their loyalty and commitment to the ideals of the party and lauded the effort of members in the ward for building a befitting secretariat, describing it as the first of its kind in the area.
Wada, who was accompanied by his wife, Halima, urged other wards in the state to emulate Ward 5.
Earlier, the commissioner for rural development, Umar Mohammed, described the secretariat as a dream come true.
He said PDP had also won new members from the opposition parties in the area.
Also speaking, the chairman of the party in the ward, Idris Amodu, appealed to the governor to ensure early completion of the hospital in Kpata