– PDP has vowed to reclaim Kogi state in the coming governorship election
– INEC has fixed the election in the state for November 16
– The incumbent governor, Yahaya Bello, is also seeking reelection in office
The governorship election slated for November 16, in Kogi state, is becoming more interesting as both the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and its main challenger, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) engaged in verbal attacks.
Nigerian Tribune reports that the opposition party said that the APC in the state was already jittery over massive support for its standard bearer, Musa Wada.
He said said there was no way the electorate in the state would be confused in the face of “suffering and deprivations.
” Yusuf was reacting to some comments credited to the director-general of APC governorship campaign, Senator Smart Adeyemi, on the purported endorsement of Governor Yahaya Bello by Okun people of the state.
“My attention has been drawn to some comments credited to Senator Smart Adeyemi, wherein he rabidly disparaged our ancestors in Okun land of Kogi state and made yet another futile effort to confuse the electorate with their usual vague assertions.
“He was not known for comedy yet he stirred unbelievable laughter when he claimed that our ancestors in Okun land, the Yoruba-speaking parts of Kogi state are in full support of the misery and deprivations, including the denial of salaries until election date came close,” he said.