Kogi PDP’s Director of Media and Communications, Comrade Onibiyo Dayo stated this in a press statement while reacting to comments made by the Kogi State Governor at Okehi local government Council that he would only handover current government to whoever he wants.
The statement reads, in part, “Our attention has been drawn to the unfortunate low the Governor of Kogi state, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello has condescended to, with his needless threats, anger and provoking arrogance displayed at Ihima, Kogi state on Sunday the 4th of September, 2023.
“The Governor, while addressing the people and visitors at the Technical College Ihima, an occasion, he should ideally have used to brandish his achievements since assuming office six years ago, he was rather issuing threats and displaying unnecessary anger.
“The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is sad that even the military don’t speak in this manner.
“We wonder why the Hitler in Yahaya Bello was put on display on that day. Though, we understand he is under pressure over his failure in governnave. Threatening to visit violence on the people is totally unnecessary.”
The party expressed disappointment over the Governor’s expression that 2023 polls would be hot, and that he will be leading with “fierce fire” in his hands.
“The Governor did not stop at this. He promised to go after people for disobeying his directives which we find extremely barbaric, unprogressive and callous. While other Governors are busy encouraging their own people in the face of the pains APC has brought on Nigerians since 2015, Bello is still issuing threats and intimidation.
The PDP further quoted Yahaya Bello as also as saying amongst other things, “If I cannot do it so that we win all our positions hundred percent when time comes for us handover to the person we would like to continue, then that is failure and I am not a failure.
PDP therefore reminded the Governor that the real failure is in his non-performance, his being symonymous to violence and his act of instigating another round of violence against the people he governs ahead of 2023.
The statement went ahead to assure the Governor and the APC that the people of Kogi state are done with them, and that they would vote the PDP to continue from where they left off for APC to take over in 2016.
The PDP therefore called on relevant democratic authorities to call the Governor to order so that he does not sink the state into anatrchy.
“We enjoin the Security agencies, the international communities and other legal and democratic institutions to swing into action and get the Governor to be responsible for heating the system and subsequently, hold him responsible in event of carrying out his threats, which is not good for our democracy and a pure dangerous sign to us as a country in this trying times, in the face of the world.
“The PDP is calling on the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Mohammadu Buhari GCFR not to offer protection for any violent person, at least as a sendforth package for Nigerians and the world.”