Kogi Elections; PDP Claims They Will Win The APC. Alleges Threats To Peace & Security In The State
The citizens of Kogi State can’t wait for November 16th, that is the day the governorship elections will be held, and the two prominent parties, PDP and APC are set for war. The PDP have been alleging that the APC have been threatening them, but the PDP insists that they would not be deterred in their quest to conquer the incumbent Governor Yahaya Bello and his party in all the senatorial and governorship elections.
There have been allegations that Governor Bello and the APC plan to use violence and disrupt the campaigns of all opposition parties in Kogi Central Senatorial district, they claim that this was because of the massive support the PDP candidate, Engr. Musa Wada, is enjoying across the state.
The PDP released a statement through its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, where they condemned the violent attack on the state secretariat of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), by APC thugs. They also implored on the police to bring the perpetrators of the crime to book.
“As a party, we have on a good authority how Governor Bello and his agents have been threatening the lives of PDP leaders in Kogi Central, all in their failed bid to instil fear on the people and frustrate our campaigns in the area.
“However, the PDP cautions Yahaya Bello and his party to note that nothing will stop our party and the peoples’ candidate, Engr. Musa Wada, from campaigning and consolidating our support in Kogi Central and across the state.
“The people of Kogi State are on the move with the PDP in their readiness to confront and dismantle the machinations of Yahaya Bello and no amount of violence and death threat can change this resolve,” PDP said.
The PDP also called on the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, and the security agencies to take stock on how Gov Bello has turned Kogi State into a theatre of war and thus made the lives of the citizens unsafe.
“Our party draws the attention of security agencies to report that APC and agents of Governor Bello have a training ground for thugs in Kogi Central District, who would eventually be armed with dangerous weapons to perpetuate violence during the election.
“There are also reports that the APC and agents of Yahaya Bello are sewing fake military, police and civil defence uniforms to be used by their thugs to cause mayhem during the election,” the statement alleged.
The PDP charged the Inspector General of Police and the military hierarchy to immediately call Governor Bello and the APC to order, and also ensure that there is adequate security of lives and properties during the elections in the state.
They also demanded the immediate arrest of the former ADC to the governor, who has refused to leave Kogi State even though he has been transferred to Lagos State.
“PDP’s demand is against the backdrop of reports that the former ADC is being used by Yahaya Bello to compromise the security of the state, so as to perpetuate violence and manipulate the electoral process.
“Our party urges the IGP to immediately arrest and relocate the said former ADC as the people of Kogi State are ready to confront any irresponsible officer, who is working against their interest in this election.”
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