…We will resist any attempt for imposition of Candidate.
The Igala PDP Unity Forum has described the sporadic shooting, security breach and disruption of the Kogi Gubernatorial primary election as a calculated agenda of the Okun’s to hijack ticket through the backdoor after failing all attempts. The group accused Kogi West Senator Dino Melaye of masterminding the attack and gunshots. It also accused PDP National Publicity and Barrister Eyitayo Jegede of complicity and connivance to make the wicked plan happen.
The group’s spokesperson Lawrence Adejoh claim thas there is credible intelligence that a meeting was held between Senator Dino Melaye and the aforementioned officials prior to leaving Abuja, Lawrence Adejoh says Senator Dino followed this up with phone calls that we’ve received its recording because his lines have been monitored for a while. The group says Sen Dino Melaye personally called one Ibrahim Gambo a Kaduna man who brought in the armed thugs.
The group alleged that the intention is to deny Igala the rightful opportunity to produce the next Governor, knowing that an Igala son was going to win. “I say it boldly today that the midnight attack was the outcome of the conspiracy among Senator Dino Melaye, Kola Ologbondiyan and a member of the Electoral Committee, this attack was the plan B arrived at should their attempt to buy delegates fail, after being out spent these evil planners resorted to this criminal act. Don’t forget that it is not in the habit of Sen Dino to allow transparency in any primary election he is involved in. The same way Ologbondiyan foisted him on people of Kogi West in the last Senate primary will not work this time” Adejoh says
It will however be recalled that Senator Dino applied similar methods to win APC primary in 2015 and recently concluded PDP Kogi West election in 2019. The group however calls for immediate resignation of Kola Ologbondiyan given his shameful and inglorious role in that despicable act.
Meanwhile the group has demanded for immediate counting of the votes in order to declare the winner of the primary, “since voting has since been done and sorting of ballot completed, we urge the unbiased Chairman of the panel, Governor Fintiri to go ahead and count the votes. We reject any attempt for the party to impose a candidate on us, any attempt to do that will spell doom on fortune of the party ” Adejoh says.
Recalled that the group raised alarm earlier of plans by some elements to disrupt or undermine the primary election. Meanwhile the deadline for submission of names to INEC is less than forty eight hours, the party has to do everything possible to arrive at a candidate before the time.
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