Following the crisis that has plagued the ruling party APC in Kogi State over choosing a substitute for the deceased Abubakar Audu in the upcoming supplementary gubernatorial election on Saturday, December 5, in the state, Governor Idris Wada has just raised his concern.
According to Dailypost, Governor Idris Wada of Kogi state, spoke against the entire chaos and cautioned the leaders of the party to display more control over their members to avoid thrusting the state into a wild violent spot.
The Governor, who is representing the opposition party, PDP in the election, counselled the people of the state particularly politicians to refrain from any action that would put the peace of the state in jeopardy. He didn’t only condemn the ongoing disorder within the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the Governor also reprimanded the party severely for attempting to impose an infamous candidate on the people to swap late Alhaji Audu.
Wada who spoke through chief communications manager, Phrank Shaibu, on Wednesday, December 2, made it clear that the action of the party is already endangering the relative peace in the state and that it is very necessary for all stakeholders to make sure that the peace of the state is not placed at risk.
According to the Governor:
“I am appealing to all political parties not to breach the peace by contemplating a semblance of that show of shame in any part of Kogi State. Security reports show that certain persons are planning to disturb the peace and we must not give them the opportunity to do so. This administration has a responsibility to ensure a peaceful atmosphere that guarantees freedom of movement.
“As a government, we have worked with the citizenry to make history in our state. We believe firmly in the resilient power of the people to determine what is best for them. Over the past three years, we have worked hard to make this possible and as always, we are confident of their support for us”
This is the statement the Governor issued to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). He also demanded that he should be declared winner of the fumbled election as he is the only surviving candidate with the majority of lawful votes cast in the election which took place on November 21.