- The Kogi state election is fast approaching with both sides of the political divides throwing jabs at each other
- The APC has said the PDP candidate in the election does not have an idea of how things are in the state
- The ruling party said the opposition recently goofed while speaking on national television
Spokesman of All Progressives Congress campaign council in Kogi state, Kingsley Fanwo has said the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Musa Wada, “doesn’t know anything about the state he aspires to govern.”
Fanwo was reacting to claims by Wada that there is a federal medical centre in Kabba.
The APC spokesman advised the PDP candidate to get more acquainted with Kogi, adding that he should have consulted people in the state to know what is where and what is needed at where.
“After his desperate fundraising trip to Dubai, one would have expected that the embattled candidate will come back prepared.
“His national embarrassment on national television is something Kogites should worry about. It is either he lacks knowledge of the infrastructure in the state or he has been overwhelmed by his massive rejection by even his party members and leaders.
“We wish to advise him to put himself together and come back into the race that is fast becoming a one-man show. We want a robust campaign that will bring about the competition in a democracy. We want to discuss issues, display our scorecard and present the Next Level of our New Direction Blueprint,” he said.
Wada, an engineer by profession and younger brother to the immediate past governor of the state, Captain Idris Wada.
Both camps have been exchanging words in the media as the election day approaches.
Kogi is one of the states with off-cycle elections across the country.
The election is expected to be a two-horse race between the PDP and the APC, the two dominant parties in the north-central state.
There is, however, an outsider in the tight race. Barrister Natasha Akpoti of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) who is currently battling with the Independent National Electoral Commission on issues around the disqualification of her running mate.
Meanwhile, the federal government has been advised to act fast and curb the indications of worsening impunity and looming anarchy as Kogi prepares for the election.
The warning was given by a group known as Kogi Youth Alliance in a statement sent to journalists on Wednesday, October 3 and signed by the trio of Ade Onemola, Idowu Ipinmisho and Arome Idachaba.
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