Kogi: Vote-buying at bye-election? PDP wants Nigerians to help throw out APC to avert anarchy

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The PDP in Kogi State has raised alarm alleging plans by the ruling APC to engage in vote-buying on Saturday’s bye-election.

The party said the ruling party had perfected plans to engage in vote buying during the Lokoja/Kogi federal constituency bye-election scheduled for Saturday, adding that actions of the party in the state and at the national level in the last three years had shown that it lacked the capacity for governance.

The PDP has however enjoined Nigerians to join hands and uproot the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) before it further throw the country into a state
of anarchy.

Speaking at a rally in support of the candidate of the party for the Lokoja / Kogi federal constituency bye-election scheduled for Saturday,   Ibrahim Idris,  a former governor of the state said the people of Kogi have experienced the governments of the PDP and that of the APC,  saying they had become wiser now.

The former govvernor said for almost 13 years that the PDP governed the state, there was never reports of civil servants that were that were dead because of non-payment of salaries,  as he lamented that many had died in the last two and half years of the present administration led by Yahaya Bello.

It 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 the capacity for governance.

Idris, who governed the state between 2003 and 2012, said APC stood for deception as the people were deceived to vote for it in 2015.

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.

However,  he charged the electorate to be vigilant, collect the money and vote according to their conscience and for the PDP, adding that the election had given the people an opportunity to express their dissatisfaction with the present administration by voting massively for the PDP.

Senator Tunde Ogbeha, a former senator from Kogi West, pointed out that it was disheartening that the state government had been using security apparatus to harass members of the opposition.