THE attention of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has been drawn to a comical event organised by the All Progressives Congress, APC, as the swearing in ceremony of one Yahaya Bello, a man who did not participate in the overall election, as Kogi state governor.
“The said Yahaya Bello, who cannot claim the overall winning votes in the election is therefore a shadow-chasing passerby on an excursion in Kogi state government house, as the so-called swearing-in ceremony, having no bearing from the votes at election is at best an APC function.
“The people of Kogi are aware that the man being paraded by the APC is not the person they exercised confidence in at the election as he scored a paltry 6885 vote in the so-called supplementary election as against the 204,877 votes polled by the PDP candidate, Alhaji Idris Wada in the overall election,” PDP said in a statement signed Adewale Oladipo, national secretary, PDP, and made available to Realnews on Wednesday.
However, as a law abiding party, PDP Urges members and the people of Kogi state to remain calm and not despair over this slap on democracy as the courts would soon deliver justice with regard to the authentic governor with the mandate of the majority at the election.
— Jan 27, 2016 @ 19:30 GMT