The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday cautioned the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello and the All Progressives Congress (APC), over the attack by gunmen at its governorship primary election in Lokoja.
Following the invasion of the venue of PDP primary election, Governor Bello had directed security operatives to get to the root of the matter.
However, PDP alleged that Bello and APC’s decision to resort to “violence and bloodletting” cannot save the failed governor and his party during the forthcoming governorship election in the state.
In a statement by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, the opposition party insisted that the “people of
Kogi state are firm in the irreversible resolve to use every means available in a democracy to confront and vanquish APC’s evil plots ahead of the November governorship election.”
The statement read in part: “It is clear to all that Governor Yahaya Bello has become chaotic in the face of his rejection by the people as well as the soaring popularity of the PDP in Kogi state, and has now resorted to violence in a failed desperate attempt to prevent our party from presenting a candidate for the election.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the PDP had a peaceful, decent, clean, clear, credible and transparent process in the conduct of our primary. Accredited delegates had voted and the balloting had been concluded in a very orderly manner before the vicious attack by the gunmen, who were shouting pro-Bello mantra and accompanied by known APC faces.
“The PDP only has pity for Yahaya Bello and the APC because our processes are still intact and nothing can sway our resolve as well as strong will by the people of Kogi state to kick them out of office in November.
“This is more so as the attack has further united our governorship aspirants, critical stakeholders, leaders and teeming members and supporters across the state for a common front against Yahaya Bello and the APC.