KOGI POLL: Gov. Bello ‘Boycott’ Local Government Election

KOGI POLL: Gov. Bello ‘Boycott’ Local Government Election

…Poll Biggest mockery to Nigeria nascent Democracy – PDP

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State on Saturday ‘boycotted’ the local government elections organized by his government.

The governor was reported to be in Abuja, and did not take part in the election. A development that has set tongues wagging in the state.

While some political analysts said it may be a reflection of the governor not believing in the process; other said the governor disposition was an attestation to the fact that the election was a mere rhetorics.

Election materials did not come to majority of the polling units. Where material reached, election was not properly conducted.

Commenting on the election, the Kogi People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has faulted the council polls across the 21 LGAs as a big mockery to the nations nascent democracy.

The State Publicity Secretary of PDP, Mr Bode Ogunmola in a statement on Saturday, described the entire process as a scam.

He said the State Government should have opened up to the entire Kogite that they were not ready to conduct any council election rather than wasting the precious time of electorates who are willing to express their anger through the ballot on the maladministration of the present All Progressive Congress, (APC), in the last five years.

“The feelers we are getting across the state polling booths showed that there was no election conducted anywhere in the State.”

The Party spokesperson alleged that some thugs loyal to the ruling party, invaded the headquarter of the Kogi State Independent Electoral Commission, (KOSIEC), on Friday night, to snatch ballot boxes into an unknown destination.

“The ruling party would have tasted a sweeping defeat, if they where willing to conduct a credible, free and fair election, as their five years in power has been greeted with poverty, unemployment, hunger and shrinking economy.

“There is no election any where in Kogi State. I am at 002 Open space voting unit in Ogori, This is 9.30am and there is no sign of any voting any where. Reports reaching me from across the state is the same. This is a big disgrace to our state again under the APC led government”.

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