ABUJA (Sundiata Post) – The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described as a comical event the swearing-in of Alhaji Yahaya Bello as governor of Kogi State on Wednesday.
In a statement released by the party’s national secretary, Prof. Adewale Oladipo, the party said Bello did not participate in the overall election and advised it’s supporters in Kogi State to be law abiding.
The statement reads: “The attention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been drawn to a comical event organised by the APC as the swearing in ceremony of one Yahaya Bello, a man who did not participate in the overall election, as Kogi state governor.
“The said Yahaya Bello, who cannot claim the overall winning votes in the election is therefore a shadow-chasing passerby on an excursion in Kogi state government house, as the so-called swearing-in ceremony, having no bearing from the votes at election is at best an APC function.
“The people of Kogi are aware that the man being paraded by the APC is not the person they exercised confidence in at the election as he scored
a paltry 6885 vote in the so-called supplementary election as against the 204,877 votes polled by the PDP candidate, Alhaji Idris Wada in the overall election.
“However, as a law abiding party, we hereby urge our members and the people of Kogi state to remain calm and not despair over this slap on
democracy as the courts would soon deliver justice with regard to the authentic governor with the mandate of the majority at the election.”