Accord Party has distanced it self from a report credited to an online media that oppositions parties were allegedly bribed in a bid to get them to withdraw from the contest and endorse incumbent governor of Kogi state, Alhaji Yahaya Bello.
In a statement signed by Accord Party chairman in Kogi State, Hon. Alhassan Adakeke on Friday, he said the report with the caption, “Kogi Government Poll; Yahaya Bello accused of bribing opposition candidates with millions of naira” is not only malicious, but simply an imaginary and unfounded thinking of little brains targeted at gullible minds.
Adakeke went further to state that it was insinuated in the report that the national chairman of the Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC), Chief Peter Ameh coordinated the distribution of the funds to candidates of the various party.
The former Kogi State House of Assembly member, while distancing the party from the report, noted that the party’s governorship candidate, Alhaji Abdullahi Mohammed has nothing to do with the bribe as alleged by the online media.
He added that Accord party governorship candidate have been cleared by INEC and remains committed to carry it clearance to the November 16th, 2019 governorship election without hindrance or encumbrance.
“The report further emphasized and we wish to quote that “all political parties in the State who fielded candidates for the November 16, 2019 election collected the bribe from the government except two candidates, Natasha Akpoti of SDP and Yusuf Dantalle of APM.
“We therefore wish to inform our supporters and the general public to disregard the rumor on the purported collection of fund from any quarters. It is simply an imaginary and unfounded thinking of little brains targeted at gullible minds.
“Once more, Accord and Alhaji Abdullahi Mohammed (Elephant) are prepared to see the last minute of November 16th 2019 election. We wish to assure our supporters that victory has been assured and will be accomplished” the statement added.