Governor of Kogi State, Capt Idris Wada, has slammed the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) over its desperation to capture the state at all costs, including using the army, police and thugs , warning that the people of the state would resist any attempt to rob them of their votes.
In a statement issued in Lokoja on Sunday by Governor Wada’s chief communication’s manager, Mr Phrank Shaibu, the governor said the national leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, was behind the rigging plot pointing out that Tinubu sees it as the only avenue to expand his political and economic fiefdom.
Shaibu said the plan involves using the state’s instrument of coercion to cow and conquer members of the PDP before the election and then on the election day, the APC would move in for what they have designed as “mop up operations.”
He said the rigging plan was hatched after Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who attended the APC governorship rally in Okene reported back to Tinubu that massive defeat was imminent in the crucial governorship poll scheduled for Saturday.
He alleged that 12,000 policemen and 3,000 soldiers were to be deployed to Kogi State to reinforce over 2500 permanent and ad-hoc electoral personnel who have been detailed to deliver the APC candidate at all costs.
According to him, majority of the electoral personnel to be used for the poll were persons whose names we submitted to INEC by the Abubakar Audu’s campaign organisation and others with confirmed bias for the APC.