- Fanwo says INEC has the power to choose when to conduct elections.
- Says Governor Yahaya Bello doesn’t bribe.
The Director-General Media and Publicity to Governor Yahaya Bello, Kingsly Fanwo has said that his principal is the Executive Governor of Kogi State and not a sectional or senatorial governor.
This is a direct reaction to a claim made by Senator Dino Melaye who alleged that the governor had attempted to bribe the Independence National Electoral Commission (INEC) to avoid setting up the Kogi West Senatorial re-run election with the governorship poll which comes up on November 16.
Fanwo who said he will not be discussing the conduct of a Senatorial election noted that at the moment, the governor is busy with the guber election and most importantly, state matters at this point. He added that his principal has little or no time to dabble into such issues.
“This is nothing but the usual foul cry by the most recently sacked election rigger senator who is always afraid of standing for once as a ‘leader’ and face his destiny without whipping up rumors and sentiments to hoodwink the unsuspecting public. The people are tired of his childish sympathy hunt and stunts.
“Governors don’t print electoral materials for INEC. Losing election cases must have affected the former senator badly. Kogi State Governor is a law-abiding governor who has never been in the habit of bribing anyone or any organization.
“The body charged with the responsibility of conducting elections in the country will fix the date of the rerun election in line with their constitutional and internal regulations,” he said.