Bayelsa people not used to transparent election ― Oshiomhole
•As Badaru, el-Rufai lead party’s campaign for Bayelsa, Kogi
Ahead of the governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states slated for November 16, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has called on his party faithful to be vigilant.
Speaking while inaugurating the campaign committees for Bayelsa and Kogi states, Comrade Oshiomhole claimed that votes of the electorates in the south South State have never count.
He fingered the main opposition party, and the ruling party in the state, the People’s Democratic Party for the alleged electoral malfeasance. He described the APC candidate, David Lyon as a formidable candidate.
He said: “The people need somebody who understands them and has lived with them. Somebody that even without a story of the dynasty can rise to become governor.
“We know the people of Bayelsa want a change. God’s willing the change will come November 16.
“This time, the votes must count because Bayelsa is not used to vote counting.”
On Kogi, Oshiomhole said a fresh mandate for the incumbent governor, Yahaya Bello would be a golden opportunity for the latter to regain lost grounds.
“We are proud of what he has achieved. The benefits of continuity are that it allows to correct errors of the past and improve on your successes.”
Kaduna state governor and chairman of the Kogi state campaign council, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai said the committee members would relocate to Kogi to organise and reconcile members.
“With a focus of unity and purposes, we will deliver Kogi this time with a wider margin.
“I will ask members of the committee to relocate to Kogi until the Peoples Democratic Party’s coffin is nailed and buried.”
His counterpart for the Bayelsa campaign council and Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje who represented the Jigawa state governor, Mohammed Badaru said the APC was determined to take over Bayelsa from PDP.