As the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is leaving no stone unturned in its bid to return to Lugard House, the National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan has said that PDP will not create a loophole for unqualified group of people to loot the state’s treasury.
Ologbondiyan, who represented the party’s National Chairman, Uche Secondus stated this in Lokoja during PDP’S meeting when they endorsed Sammy Bamidele Aro as Musa Wada running mate, adding that when the PDP was governing the state teachers were buying cars, building houses and taking care of their needs.
He pointed out that people who sponsored violence during PDP’S primary are now judging PDP, adding that PDP members are not ‘mumus’, while urging the party faithful to stand firmly on the reconciliatory exercise going on now.
He commended the members for displaying the spirit of sportsmanship. “I want to commend the spirit of sportsmanship you are displaying. I am very happy with the turnout. We are sure and very confident in our coming out to rescue Kogi from the hands of Bello,” he said.
He urged the party faithful to take the campaign back to their respective polling units and wards to make sure that PDP comes back to Lugard House come November 16.
Speaking also, Sammy Bamidele Aro, who was endorsed as Musa Wada running mate, promised to be a good Ambassador, adding that he will not be found wanting when he gets there.
He also promised that he would not bring disgrace to PDP family, adding that come November 16, PDP will chase Bello out of Lugard House
“Bello knows me and am not afraid of him. I want to assure you that they are just small boys; we will teach them what to do. I want to assure you that very soon we will chase them out. Winning election we need everybody. There is nothing we can gain disagreeing with each other”.
Aro, who is also a businessman, equally called on people that benefit from spreading rumours to desist from the act, as he begged those aggrieved to drop whatever grievances they may be nursing and come together and build Kogi State.
He also called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to do the needful and ensure that the November 16 election is credible.
On security, he assured other party faithful that they were ready for any action coming from the opposition party, saying the end has come for Bello to be chased out of office.
Speaking during the endorsement in Lokoja, the Zonal chairman, Kola Ojo said Kogi West is very proud to produce the right and most qualified running mate to the governorship candidate.
He pointed out that all the stakeholders in the state have come on board to work for the party, adding that crisis makes People’s Democratic Party stronger because whenever they are faced with crisis and it is resolved they become stronger than before.
He equally emphasised that in Kogi West they have a lot of tasks in the forthcoming election, adding that the party is working seriously hard to see that “we win this forthcoming election”.
According to him, “We are doing everything possible to make sure we win and our votes must count. Wada is working seriously for PDP. Am assuring you that everybody is seriously working to make sure victory is PDP’S portion come November 16”.”