PDP to Bello: Military wares won’t stop your defeat in 2019
THE Kogi State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday raised the alarm on interception of military wares allegedly imported by the Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello, into the country saying this would not help the governor’s election in 2019.
The party said the arrest of military wares allegedly imported by Bello had vindicated its position that the governor, having noticed its rejection by the people was resorting to extreme violence.
A statement by the director research and documentation of the party, Dickson Achadu, said the interception of the military uniforms and other hardware was a divine intervention, as the people of the state do not deserve to be visited with violence by an “appointed governor”.
While noting that Bello since assumption of office as has witnessed the death of workers who went through unending screening exercise without pay, the party said never had suffering and hardship been this witnessed in the history of the state.
The statement lamented attempt by the government to militarise the forthcoming election, stressing that the desperation to import military wares was borne out of fear and rejection by the people because the administration had inflicted pain on the citizenry.
The PDP observed that never since the creation of the state has Kogites experienced wickedness intentionally inflicted on them by a government and wondered why “Bello would turn himself to a modern King Pharaoh, whose reign epitomised wickedness and sorrow”.
The PDP urged the people to remain vigilant and be ready to avail security agencies of any strange action by the government to cause mayhem in any part of the state.
The party said, “With defeat staring the present administration on the face, we expect more act of desperation from the sinking government, but described its action to import military ware as the lowest moment it has attained.
The PDP also want security agencies to unravel the motives behind the arms importation in a country where fighting insurgency and other crimes have become a source of worry, the recent interception may well help unravel more motives than the eye can see”.
However, the state government could not react to the allegation as government officials contacted said they were not in a position to speak on the issue.
The Director-General, Bureau of Information and Grassroots, Abdulkareem Abdulmalik, directed Tribune Online to the special adviser to the governor on security matters, Jerry Omodara.
When contacted, Omodara said he was not the spokesperson for the governor and that the right person to speak on the allegation was the director general, media and publicity, Kingsley Fanwo.
But the calls out through to Fanwo’s line were not picked, while the messages also sent on the mobile phone were not replied.