Kogi PDP ac­cuses Audu of in­cite­ment

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Itodo Daniel Sule, Lokoja

The Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party (PDP) in Kogi State yesterday ac­cused the gov­er­nor­ship can­di­date of the All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC) in the state, Prince Abubakar Audu, of in­cite­ment.

State Pub­lic­ity Sec­re­tary of the party Bode Ogun­mola who ad­dressed a press con­fer­ence in Lokoja al­leged that Audu had been mov­ing round “in­cit­ing his sup­port­ers to kill mem­bers of the PDP that he branded as thugs.”

“We in the PDP are ex­cited that this sea­son of­fers us a rare priv­i­lege to give ac­count of the ten­ure of our gover­nor, Capt Idris Wada, and to show­case his su­perla­tive achieve­ments in the year un­der re­view de­spite the daunt­ing chal­lenges of per­ilously re­duced re­sources.

“We are how­ever jolted that one of our chal­lengers, the APC can­di­date, has adopted in­cite­ment, ha­tred and vi­o­lence as a ful­crum of his cam­paign.

“In the two ral­lies held by the party so far, Mr. Audu mounted the ros­trum to charge APC sup­port­ers to kill those he branded as PDP thugs. The first was at the Demon­stra­tion Pri­mary School rally ground in Kabba, on Satur­day Oc­to­ber 3, while the most re­cent one was on Satur­day, at Okene. We are re­ally hor­ri­fied that a sep­tu­a­ge­nar­ian and two time gover­nor of the state could urge young men of the same state he des­per­ately wants to rule to en­gage in killing cit­i­zens over which he in­tends to be a gover­nor,” Ogun­mola al­leged.

But in a swift re­ac­tion, Audu de­bunked the al­le­ga­tions, say­ing the PDP was des­per­ate to tar­nish his im­age be­fore the elec­torates, whom he said had al­ready made up their mind to vote for him mas­sively.

Audu said that as a states­man, he couldn’t have in­cited his sup­port­ers to be killing the peo­ple he is as­pir­ing to rule, and urged the public to dis­re­gard the al­le­ga­tions.

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