- Ex Kogi governor and current gubernatorial aspirant, Capt Idris Wada, has warned that the PDP will not put up with any attempt by the APC to steal its mandate
- Wada said if the APC brings violence as it did in 2016, the PDP will respond in like measure, if not more
- The ex governor said the PDP would organize people to come up with a very clear response strategy to any violent tendency on the part of the ruling party
Ahead of the November 16 gubernatorial election in Kogi, Captain Idris Wada, a former governor of the state, has stated that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would not fold its arms and watch the All Progressives Congress (APC) or any individual perpetrate violence to “steal” the party’s mandate.
In a chat with newsmen, the former governor said active people would be organized by the PDP, to come up with a clear response strategy to any violent tendency on the part of the ruling party, Daily Trust reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Wada, who obtained his expression of interest and nomination forms at the PDP National Secretariat in Abuja, to run for the election, argued that the APC manipulated the 2016 governorship poll which eased him out of office.
He said: “Yes, they brought violence during the 2016 election. This time around, if they try it, we will respond with like, if not more than what they throw at us.
“We are not going to watch people steal an election from us this time around; we are going to fight for it. We are going to unite the people of our party.
“Let me tell you, in 2016, we did not lose election, it was stolen from us; you all know what happened. So, clearly it was a stolen election. But as one who has faith in God, we accepted the result and we are moving on.
“This is an opportunity for our people to compare. Are they better off now, than they were while I was there? Let them answer that question.
“We would organize our own young and active people to come up with a very clear response strategy to any violent tendency on the part of the ruling party or anyone in the state.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, picked his expression of interest and nomination forms for the November 16 governorship election at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja.
The governor, who came with a large group of his supporters to the secretariat, was received by the APC’s director of organisation, Abubakar Kyari.
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