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PDP mocks inauguration of Kogi governor

28 January 2016, 07:35Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The People's Democratic Party (PDP) has ridiculed the inauguration of Yahaya Bello as governor of Kogi State.

It described the event as "comical."

The party said a man who did not participate in the election could not claim the overall winning votes in the state governorship election.

“The said Yahaya Bello, who cannot claim the overall winning votes in the election is therefore a shadow-chasing passerby on an excursion in Kogi State Government House,"  PDP National Secretary, Prof. Adewale Oladipo, said.

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"The so-called swearing-in ceremony, having no bearing from the votes at election is at best an APC function,” Oladipo added.

He said the people of Kogi were aware the governor  scored 6 885 vote in the supplementary election as against the 204 877 votes polled by the PDP candidate, Alhaji Idris Wada, in the overall election.

Oladipo thus urged party members and the people of Kogi State to remain calm and not despair over this "slap on democracy."

Bello was inaugurated on Friday.

He only participated in the supplementary poll following the death of Abubakar Audu, who had secured a lead in front of Wada in the first round.

- CAJ News


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