The Director General of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship Campaign Council, Senator Smart Adeyemi, has said its party will resist the alleged rigging plan of the opposition PDP in the November 16 governorship election in Kogi state.
Senator Adeyemi, who spoke on Sunday in Ankpa at the continuation of the party’s rally, said his position was on the heel of the “rejection” of the main opposition party’s candidate by one of the PDP state leader, former governor Ibrahim Idris, “who chased out both the candidate and deputy from his Abuja residence.”
Adeyemi who said the rejection of Wada/Aro candidacy by its own party bigwigs has left them with only an option of rigging, also urged PDP governors and businessmen not to waste their resources on the opposition.
“Former governor Ibrahim Idris has shown us that the PDP candidate is not acceptable or sellable. By chasing out the party candidate who went with Oyo state governor to beg at his residence in Abuja shows clearly there is no hope for the opposition PDP.
“The opposition too are now aware that they have lost it. The only option they are thinking of is to cause mayhem during the election and rig.
“But we will not allow that. They have done it in the past. Rigging is in their DNA. But we will vigorously resist any attempt to rig the November 16 gubernatorial election.
“You cannot expect youths, especially those serving in various capacities in this government, to fold their hands and allow electoral malpractice”, he said.
“Ninety percent of youths in the state have been empowered by the present administration with some of them unemployed before but are presently meaningfully engaged.
“The youths are familiar with the terrain in the state and their cause is helped by the general acceptance of our candidate, Governor Yahaya Bello.
“We have already subsumed the PDP and we shall consume them soon without violence”, he said.
Adeyemi maintained that the incumbent governor’s disposition towards bridging the gap of ethnic divides, youths inclusiveness and spread of projects across the three senatorial axis has earned him his reelection.
Credit: Daily Trust