Kogi Guber Poll: PDP Candidate Denies Conceding Defeat
By Ufuoma Egbamuno and Olamide Fadoju
Kogi State PDP Gubernatorial Candidate, Engr. Musa Wada has vehemently denied reports making rounds that he has conceded defeat and congratulated rival and APC candidate, Governor Yahaya Bello.
Engr. Wada in an exclusive interview with Nigeria Info correspondent Philip Nwelih said the statement circulating in the media being attributed to him is totally false.
According to him, “I will be stupid to come and say I have congratulated somebody who robbed me of my victory.”
The PDP Candidate also condemned the violence that rocked the elections and accused the security agencies of aiding the opposition party to perpetrate violence.
“The violence was aided by the security personnel, they were escorting thugs to cause mayhem in our areas of strength especially the policemen. Working in conjunction with APC thugs to disrupt elections where they are not strong.
“To give them room for violence so that they can go and write the results they have so written. So they have achieved their aim.
“Where is democracy? When you see a police commissioner coming to stay in a collation centre in my local government from last night to this morning. What was his mission there? Where is the democracy, when a helicopter from the police force will come and pour tear gas on my supporters in Ganaja, knowing fully well that is one of my stronghold?
In his message to the people of Kogi state, the PDP candidate called on the people to keep their faith and promised to seek legal options with a hope to reclaim him mandate
“It is unfortunate that this has happened to them. This is a continuity of the suffering in the land that we wanted to come to change. But they should not despair. We are going to pursue this till the logical conclusion within the converse of the law of this country and even though there is no hope in Nigeria now from the judiciary to the legislature.
“Everything has been commandeered by the executive in this country. Naturally, Judiciary should be the hope of the common man. We hope that we get justice from there because it is about the masses, not me, not the party.
“And If they genuinely voted for me as they did, and their hopes were dashed by writing and coining results that will make them get victory, it is quite unfortunate. They should be patient, I wish them well. I know the suffering will continue because things will get bad under this very government. We hope at the end of the day, we will get justice and then the government they voted for will come to serve them
They should be patient. They should tolerate the type of government we have now that makes sure all the tenets of democracy are sunken. That they are not working. one day Democracy will come to Nigeria. There is no democracy in Nigeria as at now,” he said.
Incumbent Kogi governor, Yahaya Bello is in the lead in the results of the state’s governorship election so far released.
A breakdown of results so far from 15 Local Government Areas (LGA) announced at the collation centre in Lokoja shows that Governor Bello of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has 316, 523 from the total votes of 419, 399 votes counted so far. This is about 75% per cent of the results released.
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PDP candidate, Musa Wada reacts to #KogiElect2019 in this chat with correspondent @philipnwelih pic.twitter.com/Lo7VEZmkVU