The Campaign Council of the Kogi State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has accused the All Progressives Congress-led Kogi State government of plotting to shift the November 16 governorship election in the state by two weeks.
The Deputy Director, Public Communication of the Campaign Council, Mr. Austin Okai stated this on Tuesday, alleging that the plot to shift the poll was because of strong public opinion and the general feelings of the APC members suggesting that Governor Yahaya Bello who is the APC governorship candidate will be defeated if the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) goes ahead to conduct the election.
Mr. Okai appealed to the electoral umpire not to concede to any unholy moves by the APC to jeopardize the expectations of the people of the state that it will install good governance.
According to him, the teeming supporters and voters across the state have travelled from far and near to enable them elect the candidate of their choice as the next governor of Kogi State and they cannot afford to be disenfranchised.
The party therefore enjoined INEC to go ahead with the election billed for Saturday, November 16, which he said would usher in a brand new administration in the state.
Reacting to the development, INEC, through the Chief Press Secretary to its Chairman, Mr. Rotimi Oyekanmi reiterated that anyone planning to disrupt the elections in Bayelsa and Kogi states would need to use an atomic bomb if he is to succeed. Oyekanmi made the assertion while speaking during an interview on Nigeria Info 95.1 FM, Abuja.