The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned Governors Yahaya Bello and Hope Uzodinma of Kogi and Imo States against attempting to rig Saturday’s governorship elections.
The PDP has urged politicians to abandon any plans to rig Saturday’s governorship elections in Bayelsa, Imo, and Kogi states, saying that the party has galvanized the people of the three states to go to every length allowed by law to preserve their votes.
Debo Ologunagba, the PDP’s spokesman, challenged Bello and Uzodinma with accepting loss given their alleged woeful failure in office.
Ologunagba told a press conference in Abuja that the PDP will not allow anyone to rig the electoral processes in Kogi, Imo, and Bayelsa states.
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“Our Party restates that it will never allow anyone, no matter how high placed, to manipulate the electoral process in the governorship elections in Imo, Kogi, and Bayelsa States,” Ologunagba said. In fact, our Party states unequivocally that anyone who seeks to rig or manipulate the election in any way will face the legitimate anger of the people.
“The PDP, in particular, cautions Imo State Governor Hope Uzodimma, Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello, and his puppet candidate, Usman Ododo, to accept the people’s rejection of their abysmal failure in government and prepare to concede defeat on Saturday.”
“The PDP reiterates that all indices from multiple entrance polls show that the PDP candidates are leading and will sweep the governorship elections in the three states.” Any electoral trajectory that does not reflect the unmistakable tide of popular will at the polling booths will be vigorously opposed.
“In Imo State, the PDP confirms receiving messages and visits from many prominent Imo State citizens, including major industrialists and businessmen, expressing their support for the PDP Candidate, Senator Samuel Anyanwu.”
“These prominent Imo citizens have also denied their reported support for the APC and its governorship candidate, Governor Hope Uzodimma.”
“Of course, no well-meaning Imo State citizen will support Governor Hope Uzodimma, whose administration has wrecked the state’s economy, caused untold hardship for the people, and turned Imo State into a theatre of violence, killings, and kidnapping.”
Ologunagba asked Uzodimma to make public the names of Imo State residents he claimed had donated money to his campaign, emphasizing that the people can identify the enablers of instability and misery that his administration has represented over the last three years.