Thursday, 3 December 2015

Kogi Election: Wada Issues Warning To APC Leaders Ahead Of Elections

Governor Idris Wada of Kogi state, in reaction to the current unrest within the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned leaders of the party to exhibit more restraint over their members in order not to plunge the state into an orgy of violence, Dailypost reports.

The ruling party in the state has been in crisis over who replaces the late Abubakar Audu in the upcoming supplementary gubernatorial election on Saturday, December 5, in the state.

He blasted the party over their moves to impose an unpopular candidate on the people as replacement for the late Alhaji Audu.

the Governor, who is the flag bearer of the PDP in the election, warned residents of the state especially politicians to guard against acts capable of breaching the peace of the state.

Wada who in a statement issued by his chief communications manager, Phrank Shaibu, on Wednesday, December 2, claimed that the activities of the APC were already threatening the relative peace in the state and that there was need for all stakeholders to ensure that the peace was not breached.

The statement reads: “I am appealing to all political parties not to breach the peace by contemplating a semblance of that show of shame in any part of Kogi State. Security reports show that certain persons are planning to disturb the peace and we must not give them the opportunity to do so. This administration has a responsibility to ensure a peaceful atmosphere that guarantees freedom of movement.

“As a government, we have worked with the citizenry to make history in our state. We believe firmly in the resilient power of the people to determine what is best for them. Over the past three years, we have worked hard to make this possible and as always we are confident of their support for us,” the Governor added.”

Meanwhile, all the votes garnered by late Prince Abubakar Audu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) died immediately he gave up the ghost.

This was the submission of Governor Wada of Kogi state of the opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in a statement to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). He has now asked to be declared winner of the botched election being the only surviving candidate with the majority of lawful votes cast in the election held on November 21.