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 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.”
“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.”
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.