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PDP vows to resist rigging of Lokoja/Kogi bye election

 The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi State on Thursday warned that it would resist any attempt to rig the Lokoja/Kogi federal constituency bye-election…

 The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi State on Thursday warned that it would resist any attempt to rig the Lokoja/Kogi federal constituency bye-election scheduled for August 11.

The State Chairman of the party, Engr Sam Uhotu gave the warning in Lokoja while inaugurating a 60-man campaign committee for the bye-election, alleged that the ruling APC having observed that it has been rejected by the Kogi people "plans to rig the election at all cost".

Inaugurating the campaign committee at the state PDP Secretariat, the state PDP Chairman, Engr. Sam Uhotu, called on the campaign committee to ensure victory for the PDP and its candidate, Engr Bashiru Abubakar. 

The Campaign Committee is headed by Hon Sam Abenemi as Director General while others inaugurated are to serve under Security, Mobilization, Contact and Mobilization as well as Media and Publicity.

Some members of the committee include, Dr Shehu Idris, Suleiman Babadoko, Hon.Elshettima Agbogun, M.O. Sule, Mohammed Balga, Danladi Bababudon, Umar Angulu, Alfred Bello, Adamu Osuku, Abdulrahman Wuya, Taiwo Ojo, Margret Orebiyi, Shaba Ibrahim, Ibrahim Labaran , Abu Sule, Nadama Bello, Yakubu Bawa, Angulu Umar and Idris Lokoja.

He said that the calibre of members appointed showed the importance the party attaches to the forthcoming bye election.

"Lokoja Kogi Federal Constituency means so much to our party because of the strategic position it occupies in the State.

“It also mean much to us based on the fact that Lokoja/Kogi Federal Constituency has always been a PDP dominated constituency and so we need to reclaim what belongs to us.

Uhotu said the PDP hopes to win the polls given the strength and popularity of the party.

“Let me warn that the PDP will resist every attempt to thwart the will of the people in Lokoja Kogi federal constituency bye election", he said. 

He urged the campaign council members to “harness the aspirations of Lokoja Koton Karfe people and ensure that their will prevails."

Responding, the  Director General of the Campaign Committee, Sam Abenemi said the committee would do its best to ensure that PDP wins the election.

He said that with the quality of the people in the council, there was no room for failure.

“We promise that we will make sacrifices to give it our best.”

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