Group berates marginalization of Ankpa People in Kogi since 1979

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The Ankpa Progressive Forum (APF) yesterday alleged marginalization of the people of the area.
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The APF during a press briefing in Lokoja, the said since its creation in 1979, the area has virtually been shut out from political appointments in the state.

APF’s National President, Barrister Tony Omali, said the political fortunes of Ankpa has dwindled since the beginning of the present political dispensation.

He said, “Within the context of contemporary politics, Ankpa is outrageously marginalized.

“Despite its rather considerable population, political visibility, politicians of Ankpa origin have been schemed out of mainstream political positions at both state and federal levels.

“Since the return of democracy in 1999, Ankpa LGA has neither produced a governor or a senator except late Hon. Muazu Abimaje who had a single term stint in the House of Representatives”.

He called for support from Governor Idris Wada, all the political parties and the other eight local government areas that make up Kogi East Senatorial district in the bid for both the senate and House of Representatives positions ahead in 2015.

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