Haruna Ganaja, a prominent politician from Ajaokuta local government area of Kogi State has decided to join the All Progressives Congress (APC) along with his party structure, in support of Ododo Ahmed Usman, ahead of the November 11 gubernatorial election.
Haruna Ganaja, as he’s popularly known has consistently delivered Geregu ward 14 to the PDP in past elections.
Governor Bello welcomed Haruna’s defection to the APC, seeing it as a positive step that will strengthen the APC’s presence in both Ajaokuta and Lokoja local government areas. He praised Haruna’s political success and emphasized the benefits of aligning with the APC’s agenda under his New Direction Administration.
Haruna Ganaja who was accompanied by former PDP Executives from Geregu ward commended Governor Bello’s achievements, including the Ganaja flyover infrastructure, and attributed his decision to join the APC to Governor Bello’s accomplishments over the last seven years and the qualities of the APC gubernatorial candidate, Hon Ododo Ahmed Usman, for the upcoming election.
Haruna expressed full support for both Governor Bello and the APC candidate, Ododo, ensuring their victory in the November 11 election. In addition, he commended Governor Bello’s steadfast efforts in prompting the Federal Government’s consideration to rejuvenate the Ajaokuta Steel Company—a drive he believes will be invigorated under the promising administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s ‘Renewed Hope’.
Haruna also lauded the state government’s decision to challenge the concession of the Steel Mill by the previous administration, interpreting this as a testament to Governor Bello’s unwavering advocacy for the people of Kogi State.
On April 29, 2023, the High Court in Kogi State restrained the Federal Government from the planned concession of the Ajaokuta Steel Company Limited and the National Iron Ore Mining Company at Itakpe.
Haruna praised the governor’s leadership for defending the interests of the people and their resources.
Haruna and his delegation were received in Government House, Lokoja by the Governor accompanied by the APC gubernatorial candidate, Ododo Ahmed Usman, state’s party chairman, Abdullahi Bello, member representing Ajaokuta Federal Constituency, Hon Sani Egidi, member representing Ajaokuta state constituency Hon Jibrin Abu and commissioner for Solid Minerals, Hon Bashir Gegu.