Kogi PDP accuses Audu of incitement
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.