The Peoples Democratic Party has vowed to overrun Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State in the November 16 governorship election.
It said not even the threats of violence from Bello and the APC will deter it from winning the election.
The PDP in a statement by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, decried alleged threats by the governor to disrupt its campaigns. It also condemned the violent attack on the state secretariat of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), allegedly by APC thugs and urged the Police to bring the perpetrators to book.
The statement read: “We know how Governor Bello has been threatening the lives of PDP leaders in Kogi. All in their failed bid to instill fear on the people and frustrate our campaigns in the area.
“However, the PDP cautions Yahaya Bello and his party to note that nothing will stop us and the peoples’ candidate, Engr. Musa Wada, from campaigning and consolidating our support in Kogi Central and across the state.
“The people of Kogi state are on the move with the PDP in their readiness to confront and dismantle the machinations of Yahaya Bello. Also, no amount of violence and death threat can change this resolve”.
Call to security agents
However, PDP called on the police authority to note how Bello has turned the state into a theatre of war.
“Our party draws the attention of security agencies to reports that APC and agents of Governor Yahaya Bello have a training ground for thugs in Kogi Central District, who would be later armed with dangerous weapons to perpetuate violence during the election.
“There are also reports that the APC sew fake security uniforms for their thugs to cause mayhem during the election”, the statement added.
It charged security agents to ensure that lives and property are safeguard in the electioneering time frame.