The battle for the sole governorship ticket of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi has taken a very dangerous dimension as one retired Captain Idris Wada and four others allegedly invaded Odu1 ward at Dekina demanding for the party register.
We reliably gathered that the retired Captain who is an inlaw to Governor Idris of Kogi state and being touted as his (the governor’s anointed candidate, is yet to be a registered member of the party allegedly stormed the ward at about 10 pm on Sunday night with armed men in mufty asking for the Ward Chairman of the party Mr. Ijeje Utonu and the Secretary Mr. Hassan Akeji.
The ward Chairman disclosed further that the retired Captain and his armed men ordered them to produce the party Ward register and register him as member of the party.
According to Mr Ijeje, pandemonium broke when the retired Captain was denied access to the register book as he allegedly ordered his men to shoot into the air in order to intimidate them.
Some of the villagers who were confused about the situation ran to the bush for safety as the case was formerly reported to the Police station at Anyigba.
Meanwhile the PDP Odu one ward Chairman, while speaking with newsmen on Monday called on the Federal Government and the leadership of the party to immediately investigate the ugly situation.
According to him their lives and that of their immediate families is serious danger as the team has given them between now and Wednesday to include their names in the party register or face the consequence.
“It is worrisome that people who want to lead us will display absolute lack of faith in the rule of law,the constitution of our party and due process.
This resort to threat and violence all in a bid to be registered in our great party PDP just few days to the rescheduled primary election is to say the least antithetical to all known tenets of democracy. We call on the Federal Government and indeed the Inspector General of Police to constitute a high powered investigation into this clandestine move to violently undermine our democracy” Ijeje concluded.
In another development, the Kogi PDP Youth Vanguard led by one Adejoh Samuel at a media parley in Lokoja has urged Governor Ibrahim Idris to purge himself of an unholy calculation to impose his inlaw and business partner on the people of the State but the Governor on Saturday told journalists that he had no anointed candidate.
So wada is not even a party member and wants to be a Gov, i cant believe he is prepared to gamble with a state like he gambled with his bankrupted business eas/nicon airline.
He is now despirate to the point that he would kill to get his name on the party register. How could gov idris anoint such a person, i am sure he’s just using the govs name as a cover-up for his failure in life so far. I am sure Gov idris will speak up soon, and i mean soon with well defined, capable and respectable person he would anoint. why would gov idris anoint some one that is not know amongst his own people, i am sure he will be smart, and logical enough to go for someone within his cabinet with wealth of experience and can help KOGI STATE attain its full potential.
Capt wada is well known and highly respected personality.He is from a strong family dynasty.you may need to do a check on him before you write.The political space is wide to accommodte all in kogi.We need more stronger character to pick interest in our polity for the good of people