PDP mocks Yahaya Bello’s swearing-in – Following the swearing in of the All Progressive Congress’ Yahaya Bello as the governor of Kogi state, the PDP has announced plans to challenge the mandate.
In a statement by the National Secretary of the party, Prof. Adewale Oladipo, the PDP described the whole event as “comical.” Read their statement below!
“The attention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been drawn to a comical event organized by the APC as the swearing in ceremony of one Yahaya Bello, a man who did not participate in the overall election, as Kogi state governor.
“The said Yahaya Bello, who cannot claim the overall winning votes in the election is therefore a shadow-chasing passerby on an excursion in Kogi state government house, as the so-called swearing-in ceremony, having no bearing from the votes at election is at best an APC function.
“The people of Kogi are aware that the man being paraded by the APC is not the person they exercised confidence in at the election as he scored a paltry 6885 vote in the so-called supplementary election as against the 204,877 votes polled by the PDP candidate, Alhaji Idris Wada in the overall election.
“However, as a law abiding party, we hereby urge our members and the people of Kogi state to remain calm and not despair over this slap on democracy as the courts would soon deliver justice with regard to the authentic governor with the mandate of the majority at the election.”