Kogi polls: We ‘ll retire Bello, Adeyemi from politics – PDP

The Musa Wada Campaign Organisation has vowed to retire both Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State and Senator Smart Adeyemi in the November 16 governorship and senatorial elections in the state.

The organisation’s Director-General,  Mr Tajudeen Yusuf, stated this in a statement in Abuja, Monday, stressing that the lack of infrastructural development, impoverishment of civil servants and gross ineptitude of the Bello administration have pushed the electorate in the state to embrace the PDP and its candidates.

The state said the administration of Governor Yahaya Bello had set the state 10 years backward, noting that the PDP would put an end to the abject poverty the people and the state have been subjected to through the ballot, with the support of the Kogi people.

“Last weekend, people from the 21 local government areas across Kogi state gave the PDP a rousing indication of coming victory in the November 16 polls, with enthusiastic support of our campaign flag-off at the Confluence Stadium in Lokoja.

 “We thank all our grassroots activists, party leaders at ward, local, state and national levels for the success of the flag-off of our campaign towards putting Engineer Musa Wada and Hon Sam Aro in Lugard House and re-electing Senator Dino Melaye as senator for Kogi senatorial district.

“In the face of all manifestations of desperation by Kogi APC, the PDP is increasingly certain of success in the November 16 polls and for this, we sincerely thank all our party leaders, grassroots activists and the entire citizenry of Kogi state whose determination to sweep out the outgoing governor and his grossly insensitive leadership only assures of a coming victory celebration for PDP in Kogi state.

“The Kogi state APC tried to imitate us, but with their usual trademarks of deceit and falsehood. In the history of Kogi state, no governor ever presented a Greek gift in the form of a used Rolls Royce car to a paramount traditional ruler in whose domain the roads have been neglected for four years”, the statement said.

Gov Bello is seeking re-election as governor, while Adeyemi is seeking to return to the Senate to represent the Kogi West senatorial district. Senator Dino Melaye was until recently occupying the senatorial seat until the court ordered INEC to conduct fresh election for the senatorial district.