Bayo Oyewale, Lokoja
Ahead of next Saturday House Representatives bye in Lokoja /Koto Karfe Constituency the T Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Kogi state has alleged the the ruling APC was planing to rig the election
This was made known at campaign rally on Tuesday in Lokoja , described the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as a cankerworm that must be uprooted from the country.
The PDP also said the actions of the party in the state and at the national level in the last three years had shown that it lacked capacity for governance.
While speaking at the rally ,a former governor of the state, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris stated that the people of Kogi state have experienced the governments of the PDP and that of the APC, saying the people had become wiser.
Alhaji Idris explained said for almost 13 years that the PDP governed the state, there was never reports of civil servants that were dead because of non payment of salaries, lamenting that many had died in the last two and half years of the Yahaya Bello administration in the state.
The former governor who was at helms of affairs the state between 2003 and 2012, said APC stood for deception as the people were deceived to vote for it in 2015.
“The by election is a brighter future we are having as PDP. I hope we will get there, we shall clinch the position because when you have two wives and you tested their soups you will be able to know which one tests better. Kogi people should know which of the wives’ soup tests better”, he said.
On vote buying, he said people already know where they are and what they want to do this ,stressing the people are going to vote according to their conscience.
“As for vote buying it will happen but in spite of that people know exactly where they want to go and I bet you they will go there”,he said
Also speaking, the immediate past governor of the state, Idris Wada, alleged that that APC had perfected plans to buy votes with huge sums of money.
He however charged the electorate to be vigilant, collect the money and vote according to their conscience and for the PDP.
The former governor said the election had given the people an opportunity to express their dissatisfaction with the present administration by voting massively for the PDP.
A former senator from Kogi west, Senator Tunde Ogbeha, said it was disheartening that the state government had been using security apparatus to harass members of the the opposition.
The PDP chieftain noted that for the entire period that the party ruled the state there was never a time the was hounded like it was happening in the state.