August 10, 2019

Press Statement

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says no amount of threats, harassment
and attempts to intimidate its members and supporters by compromised
security agents will deter it from standing together in victory, with
the people of Kogi state in the November 16 Governorship election.

The people of Kogi state have already made up their minds to vote out
the All Progressives Congress (APC), which has only brought excruciating
poverty, deprivation, suicide, wanton looting, impunity and total
disregard to the wellbeing of citizens; and nothing can detract from the
people’s resolve to free their state from the oppressive clutches of the
APC.

The PDP alerts Nigerians on how gunmen dressed in military uniform have
been invading homes of PDP members including the Chairman of Okene LGA
chapter of the party, Musa Adelabu, who the gunmen abducted to an
unknown destination.

Only three days ago, another vocal member of the PDP in Kogi State,
Abdlu-salam Kunaye, was picked up in a similar manner.

The PDP has information that the assailants were sponsored and detailed
by desperate elements in APC that have become frenetic over the
overwhelming rejection of their party in Kogi state.

The APC is aware that it has already lost grounds in Kogi state,
following its woeful performance in the last four years under the
out-going Governor Yahaya Bello, and as such, it is seeking ways to
muscle its way by manipulations, harassment, coercing and bullying,
which will be resolutely resisted by the people of Kogi State.

Our party has also been made aware of how a long list of Kogi citizens
and PDP supporters has been submitted to certain compromised security
agents and urges the Police and military high command to take steps to
curb the situation.

The PDP, in an unequivocal terms, states that it stands with the people
of Kogi state in firm resistance to any heinous plot by the APC to
prevent the people from voting them out in November.

Our party therefore demands the immediate release of our Okene LGA
Chairman and all those abducted, as their incarceration is already
raising tension capable of sparking serious consequences.

The people of Kogi state are looking up to the PDP to rescue the state
from tyranny and nothing can stop them from achieving their resolve of
voting in the PDP, which is their party of choice, in the November 16
governorship election.

Signed:

Kola Ologbondiyan
National Publicity Secretary

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