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
“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