Kogi PDP Mega Rally, a Red Card for Yahaya Bello, Says Party

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National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan
Chuks Okocha in Abuja

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday said the ‘unprecedented’ crowd at the official flag-off of its governorship campaign in Lokoja, Kogi State capital, last Friday, despite threats of violence by the All Progressives Congress (APC), is a resounding declaration by the people that nothing will stop them from kicking out Governor Yahaya Bello out of office on November 16.

The crowd, PDP said in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, was also an unmistaken demonstration of the fact that Kogi State remains the home of PDP, which will further manifest in PDP’s landslide victory at the November 16 election.
The party noted that the ‘earthshaking jubilation and ovations’ that greeted the PDP candidate, Musa Wada, and his running mate, Hon Sam Aro, “established the people’s confidence and preference for the PDP and its candidate, over and above Bello, who has failed them on all fronts.”
According to the statement, “The PDP has been made aware of the gloom, hopelessness and dejection in the Bello camp, which is depleting by the day, following Wada’s soaring popularity and acceptability across the voting demography of the state.
“Bello is gradually coming to terms with the fact that he will soon find himself standing alone to face his inevitable prize for failure and disdain for the people of Kogi State.
“Governor Bello now knows that the people of state cannot be intimidated by threats of violence neither can they be bought, enticed or beguiled with filthy offers. They have since made up their minds to repay Bello in his own coin for the pain and anguish he inflicted on them in the last four years, and nothing can change this resolve.”
PDP said the only thing that is collectively paramount to the people of Kogi State “is that Bello is voted out to make way for a purposeful, people-oriented and transparent administration under Wada.” It commended the people of the state for their unity, resilience and courage in “the face of machinations, threats, assaults and manipulations by the sinking Bello and the APC.”
The party also commended  the patriotism of members of the APC who have crossed over to the PDP in the last few weeks to queue behind Wada, having realised that the liberation and repositioning of Kogi State in the interest of the people can only be attained through the PDP and Wada.
The party, therefore, urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security forces to resist the shenanigans of the APC and remain on the side of truth and fairness as Kogites will never accept any process that does not reflect their will and aspiration in this election.