- PDP decries alleged threats by the governor to unleash violence and disrupt its campaigns.
- Confident of winning the November 16 poll.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that it will overrun the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its governorship candidate, Governor Yahaya Bello in the November 16 election in the state.
The main opposition party in a statement on Sunday in Abuja by the spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, said not even the threats of violence from the Governor and the APC will deter it from sweeping the votes in all the senatorial zones, including the governor’s Kogi central senatorial zone.
The party, however, decried alleged threats by the governor to unleash violence and disrupt its campaigns in the central senatorial district.
PDP further pointed that Governor Bello is already distressed by the massive support the PDP and its candidate, Musa Wada have been enjoying in the central district and across the state.
While condemning the violent attack on the state secretariat of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), allegedly by APC thugs, it urged the Police to bring the perpetrators 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 instill 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”.
The party is, therefore, calling n the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, and the military hierarchy to note how the governor has turned the state into a theatre of war and making life unsafe in the state.
“Our party draws the attention of security agencies to reports that APC and agents of Governor Yahaya Bello have a training ground for thugs in Kogi Central District, who would be later armed with dangerous weapons to perpetrate 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 added.