The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the November 2019 governorship election in Kogi state will be won by them as they will salvage the state by enthroning a people-oriented government.
Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP National Publicity Secretary said during the opening of the meeting that the Party winning in Rivers, Bauchi, Imo, Osun, Adamawa and among other states in the governorship election conducted recently will be repeated in the state in the forthcoming governorship election in Kogi state.
He said further that the party cannot attempt to fail the people who had given them their support to rescue them from the misrule of the present governor, Governor Yahaya Bello of the All Progressives Congress.
“As we all know, our people have gone through pains, pangs, acute poverty, hunger, dehumanization, brutalization, job losses, untimely deaths, suicide and all sorts of anguish as a result of the misrule of the incumbent APC government.
“The people of Kogi state are therefore looking up to the PDP for rescue and we cannot afford to fail them. We must therefore not allow anything to demoralize us as the winning streaks, which our party displayed in Imo, Adamawa, Bauchi, Osun among others, will be repeated in Kogi state by the grace of Almighty God.
“In this race, we must also bear in mind that we have the support of the people. Kogi state has always been home to the PDP notwithstanding the temporary setback of the APC. We must, therefore, prepare ourselves, stand with the people and salvage our dear state from the pangs of misrule. Our people yearn to move forward and we must give them that leverage which they earnestly seek”, he said.
Ologbondiyan reiterated the already expressed commitment of the NWC to ensure free, fair, transparent, rancor-free and credible processes for all activities toward the governorship election so as to throw up a candidate that is collectively acceptable to the people of Kogi State.
“Our great party will not engage in any form of imposition but as usual will strictly adhere to demands and fulfillment of our internal democracy processes”, he stated.
Former deputy governor, Arc. Yomi Awoniyi, former Kogi governors, Capt. Idris Wada, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, Chief Patrick Adagba, Senator Tunde Ogbeha, federal legislators from Kogi state, Engr. Uhotu, state PDP Chairman as well as other critical stakeholders drawn from all the local government areas of the state were all present during the meeting.