Kogi APC Carpets Melaye Over Unfounded Allegation
The Kogi State’s All Progressives Congress has described as unfounded the allegation by the Peoples Democratic Party’s Governorship candidate, Senator Dino Melaye that the APC is hiring things to disrupt the November 11 election.
A statement by the Director of Media and Publicity, Kogi APC Governorship Campaign Council, Mr. Kingsley Femi Fanwo, described the allegation of APC shopping for thugs by Melalye is an archaic warfare strategy of accusing the opponents of his own plans.
It said, “It doesn’t hold waters in modern day politicking that is built on mobilization, conviction, strategies and aligning with the power of the people.”
The statement noted that as incongruent as the allegations are, APC as a party will deploy all legal, constitutional and administrative means to protect its victory in the coming election.
It said, ‘ It is certain owing to the massive acceptance of our candidate by the Kogi people. We are in the contest to win, free and fair . Some are in the contest to take donations to service their prodigal and irresponsible lifestyle while some are out to negotiate for the future.
The statement stressed that Dino Melaye whose “ticket” set fire on the PDP, stands no chance in the forthcoming election, hence, his usual drama of raising false alarms and claims that do not exist. The game is over for him.
“We challenge the abandoned PDP Governorship Candidate to submit his claims to security agencies and be ready to defend them. With two Senators, six House of Reps members, twenty two House of Assembly Members, twenty one Council Chairmen and all the Ward Councillors in the state, APC has all the required political structure to win a free and fair Governorship Poll. Our Governor has done so well that the people will endorse his party as they have always done since 2015.
Our Governor is known across Nigeria for his stance on Security and how effective his security architecture has been. Anyone planning mayhem on November 11 will meet his waterloo as an attack on the Governorship Poll will be met with stiff resistance from the forces of law and security.
We urge Kogi residents to be unperturbed by their fear mongering attitude and come our enmasse to pass a vote of confidence on the All Progressives Congress that has changed the face of the state for good. It won’t be about noisemaking at the end of the day. It is about what we have done for the people as the party in power and the quality of our candidate who is a successful Accountant, Auditor, Public Officer and a good family man,” it said.