The Bello/Onoja Campaign organisation has accused the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Engr. Musa Wada of fanning the embers of division in the state.
In a statement issued by the spokesman of the campaign organisation, Kingsley Fanwo told the PDP’s candidate to stop flaunting division in the state as such cannot help him defeat governor Yahaya Bello in the November 16 gubernatorial election.
“November 16 is a test of the unity we have achieved and the confirmation of the good work of Governor Yahaya Bello. Musa Wada should stop flaunting division as the only vehicle that can make him emerge in the election.
“Governor Yahaya Bello has united the state and developed all parts of the state without prejudice against any. That is our strength today as a people.
“It is not by accident that the Confluence of two of Africa’s biggest rivers is located in Kogi State. It is destined that Kogi would be a citadel of unity and a classical example of turning diversity to an indomitable strength.
“We condemn in totality the ethnic tailoring of Musa Wada. If it worked in the past, Governor Bello has redressed that ugly trend. Idris Wada, Musa Wada’s brother was a cosmic failure while in Government. Today, the people of Igala, Ebira, Okun , Bassa, and others in the state have realized that the state can only attain greatness as a united entity.
“The work of the Governor in agriculture, healthcare, security, education, and youth empowerment is speaking for him. Our victory is sure”.
On peaceful poll, Fanwo said, “We are not only working hard to win the election; we are also working hard to win well and win clean. Anyone involved in violence should be prepared to face the full wrath of the law. If you are supporting the Governor, eschew violence and promote peace. There won’t be immunity for any violent act.
“We have charged our supporters to treat all with respect and love as the ambition of the Governor doesn’t demand the blood of Kogites. We must set a standard of peaceful electioneering”.
“They have all gone quiet while we are busy talking to our people and campaigning hard. All they do now is to raise false alarms. That won’t sell in the 21st century Kogi political space. They should come out to tell the people what they want to do . Their silence is too self-defeating” he added.