- As the gubernatorial election in Kogi state approaches, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has boasted of victory
- The PDP said that it was ready to save the people of the state from the misrule of the All Progress Congress (APC)
- It also said that the party's winning streak in Bauchi, Imo, Rivers, Adamawa, Bauchi and Osun among others will play out again in Kogi
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday, April 17, boasted of victory in the Kogi governorship election and said that it will install a government that is people-friendly.
Speaking at the PDP's national secretariat during a critical stakeholders' meeting in Abuja, the party's publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said that the winning tendency in states like Bauchi, Imo, Rivers, Adamawa, Bauchi and Osun among others will play out again in Kogi.
Ologbondiyan said that this is because the people of the state are behind the party to save them from the misrule of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Channels TV reports.
The PDP's spokesman said: “As we all know, our people have gone through pains, pangs, acute poverty, hunger, dehumanization, brutalization, job losses, untimely deaths and all sorts of anguish as a result of the misrule of the incumbent APC government.
“The people of Kogi state are therefore looking up to the PDP for rescue and we cannot afford to fail them.
"We must therefore not allow anything to demoralize us as the winning streaks, which our party displayed in Imo, Adamawa, Bauchi, Osun among others, will be repeated in Kogi state by the grace of Almighty God.
“In this race, we must also bear in mind that we have the support of the people. Kogi state has always been home to the PDP notwithstanding the temporary setback of the APC.
"We must, therefore, prepare ourselves, stand with the people and salvage our dear state from the pangs of misrule. Our people yearn to move forward and we must give them that leverage which they earnestly seek.”
The spokesman said that it is working in synchrony with its National Working Committee (NWC) to see to a free and fair election devoid of violence and consistent with due electoral processes.
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He said: “Our great party will not engage in any form of imposition but as usual will strictly adhere to demands and fulfillment of our internal democracy processes.”
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi had declared his interest to contest for a second term in office.
The governor’s decision was contained in a statement issued by Onogwu Muhammed who is the chief press secretary to the governor on Wednesday, April 17.
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