The Peoples Democratic Party in Kogi state has condemned the national leader of the APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, over a statement credited to him that Governor Idris Wada is a goner less than 48 hours to the crucial gubernatorial poll in the state.
The PDP warned the All Progressives Congress leader that he is not God and cannot decide the destiny of Kogi people. The party’s reaction was contained in a statement by its state publicity secretary, Yomi Ogunmola, saying no godfather can rule the state, Vanguard reports.
The PDP said: “One emperor came to our state today to say Governor Idris Wada is a goner. He is not God; neither is our state where one man is more powerful than the state. No godfather rules Kogi State. Kogi State is bigger than any single individual or group of people.”
The spokesman further stated that the political destiny of the incumbent governor would be decided by the people of the state not a godfather, adding that the people of the state will guard their votes well.
“The only powerful people here are you Kogites. Kogites will determine the political destiny of Capt. Idris Wada on Saturday and not some power thirty godfathers or group of businessmen who see politics as an avenue of investment. No human being outside this state no matter how highly placed, powerful or rich can determine what will happen here on Saturday. Kogi people will guard their votes with their lives. Tell the godfather from Lagos that it is he who is a joker and that Kogites are not slaves,” the party concluded.During the grand finale campaign of the APC, Tinubu allegedly told the state electorate that the PDP is a losers’ party, urging them to vote for his party’s candidate. He said that the people need to take the decision in order to avoid being in the opposition.