From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja
The Kogi State PDP Presidential Election Management Committee has declared its intention to comply with the signage law passed by the Kogi State House of Assembly and duly signed into law on the 6th September 2022.
This was agreed upon at a meeting held on the 23rd of November 2022 in Lokoja.
All PDP candidates have been advised to comply with the Signage law in furtherance of the party’s campaign strategies.
The meeting was chaired by H.E. Arc. Abayomi Awoniyi, the State Director General of the PDP Election Management Committee.
Arc Awoniyi declared that the PDP is a law-abiding political party and will obey all laws duly passed by appropriate organs of government. He reiterated the hope and belief that this law would address the issue of sanctioning “those who go about defacing posters and damaging PDP billboards.”
In attendance at the meeting were Barr Kabiru Usman and Hon Alfred Bello, Secretary and Administrative Secretary, respectively. Also present were all the 13th Deputy Directors, namely Hon A.K Saliu, Capt Joe Agada, Dr Rabiu Mohammed, Barr. Shola Ojo, Chief Sam Abenemi, Dr. Joe Erico, Engr Stephen Onoji, Olori Margret Orebiyi, Hon Joash Omonayin – representing, Apostle Solomon Bello, Hon Ismalia Aruwa, Barr John Mark and Comrade Austin Ochu, members of various directorates, and Local Government Area Co-Ordinators
After extensive discussions, it was unanimously agreed that all directorates should work very closely with the Local Government Area Coordinators, to ensure grassroots campaign and message penetration.
The State Director-General, H.E Abayomi Awoniyi, also informed the LGA Coordinators and PDP members to get prepared for the 14th January 2023, when the Atiku/Okowa Presidential Campaign Rally will be held in Lokoja, Kogi State. “All hands must be on deck as we prepare for this mother of all rallies,” he said. “The committee will ensure we obtain all necessary permits, approvals, and pay all due levies.’ he said.
He thanked members for their zeal and commitment to ensuring PDP takes over the government come 2023.