Kola Ologbondiyan

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the crowd that attended its official flag-off of its governorship campaign in Lokoja, Kogi state capital on Friday, is a red card issued by the people to Governor Yahaya Bello.

The party in a statement signed its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiya, on Sunday added that the crowd means that Kogi remains a home to the PDP, which will further manifest in PDP’s landslide victory at the November 16 election.

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The statement read: “The party notes that the earthshaking jubilation and ovation that greeted the PDP candidate, Engr. Musa Wada and his running mate, Hon Sam Aro, established the people’s confidence and preference for the PDP and its candidate, over and above Yahaya Bello, who has failed them on all fronts.

“The PDP has been made aware of the gloom, hopelessness and dejection in the Bello camp, which is depleting by the day, following Engr. Wada’s soaring popularity and acceptability across the voting demography across Kogi state.

“Yahaya Bello is gradually coming to terms with the fact that he will soon found himself standing alone to face his inevitable prize for failure and disdain for the people of Kogi state.

“Governor Bello now knows that the people of Kogi state cannot be intimidated by threats of violence neither can they be bought, enticed or beguiled with filthy offers. They have since made up their minds to repay Bello in his own coin for the pain and anguish he inflicted on them in the last four years and nothing can change this resolve.

“The only thing that is collectively paramount to the people of Kogi state is that Yahaya Bello is voted out to make way for a purposeful, people-oriented and transparent administration under Engr. Wada.”

It further urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security forces to resist any attempt to make them compromise on the integrity of the electoral process.