Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the recently concluded governorship election in Kogi State, Musa Wada, has attacked the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, and Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, for their alleged anti-democratic roles in Saturday’s poll.
The PDP candidate said both the INEC Chairman and IGP Adamu would account to God and the people of the state for their roles in the election that saw incumbent Governor, Yahaya Bello emerge as winner.
He made this comment while speaking at a press conference on Monday in Lokoja, the state capital.
Wada said: “The people of Kogi were horrified, brutalized and dehumanized. There have been weeping across the state since the announcement of another four years of Yahaya Bello.
“We, therefore, stand with the people of Kogi to state without equivocation that this brigandage and stealing of our mandate cannot stand.
“We will never despair but remain strong in our determination to retrieve the mandate freely given to us by the people in their desire for a change. We will pursue this course to its logical conclusion within the confines of the law of this country.
“We commend the people of Kogi state for their resilience in the face of all intimidation. They showed, once again, that nobody can suppress their will at any time.
“Our campaign mourns our compatriots that were killed by the APC; their blood demand for justice and we will ensure that they did not die in vain.
“Above all, the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu and the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, will surely account to God and the people for the roles they played in this election; if not in this world, then certainly in the hereafter.
“We therefore call on all Nigerians to stand with the people of Kogi state at this trying time as they quest for the restoration of their mandate in this election.”
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