By Amuda Dan Sulaiman FAB
The Campaign Council of the APC for November16 Governorship election in Kogi State has cautioned the PDP candidate in the November 16th governorship election, Engr Musa Wada and his supporters against the use of violence which it says can’t save the PDP candidate from terrible defeat at the poll.
The warning, the council said, is coming on the heels of the PDP’s sponsorship of hoodlums to vandalise posters, billboards and other campaign materials used for yesterday’s campaign flag off in Idah which the entire town on a lock down.
Speaking to journalists this morning in Lokoja, the GYB/CEDO Campaign Council’s spokesperson, Kingsley Olorunfemi Fanwo said it was clear that the turnout of party supporters and the people of Kogi East to receive the Governor at Idah yesterday was devastating for the opposition but we caution them to avoid politics of violence”
The ruling party said the PDP is jittery because of the massive turn out it recorded on Saturday which signifies the wholesome acceptance of the policies and programmes of the Governor Yahaya Bello led administration in the state.
It therefore urged security agencies, good governance advocates, civil society and other non governmental organisations, faith based bodies and other interest groups to take note of the violence being meted the APC and its supporters by the PDP and its candidate.
As far as APC is concerned, November 16 poll is about efforts of its candidate, Alhaji Yahaya Bello and his deputy, Hon Edward Onoja to bring about socioeconomic and infrastructural development for Kogi State, against the interest of the PDP to solidify the family and ethnic ventures that they run.
It would be recalled that the Governor, as part of activities to flag off the APC campaign, performed the groundbreaking ceremony for the Idah – Agenebode bridge to directly connect the North and Southern Nigeria; commissioned new laboratories, a clinic and a water factory at the state College of Health Sciences and Technology in Idah.
The Governor, his deputy, Hon Edward Onoja and the Secretary to the State Government, Folashade Arike Ayoade were conferred with Chieftaincy titles by the Attach Igala, HRM Michael Idakwo Ameh Oboni II at his palace in Idah.