By Olawale Ibrahim, Lokoja
The All Progressive Congress (APC) has vowed to resist the rigging plan of the opposition PDP in the November 16 governorship election.
The Director-General of the APC campaign council, Senator Smart Adeyemi stated this while speaking to journalists at Ankpa in Kogi state on Sunday.
Adeyemi explained that his statement is on the heels of rejection of the opposition’s party candidate by one of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) state leader, former governor Ibrahim Idris, who chased out both the candidate and deputy from his Abuja residence.
He said the rejection of Wada/Aro candidacy by its own party bigwig has left them with only an option of rigging, also urged governors and business men not to waste their resources on the opposition.
According to him, “Former governor Ibrahim Idris has shown us that the PDP candidate is not acceptable or sellable.
“By chasing out the party candidate who went with Oyo state governor to beg at his residence in Abuja shows clearly there is no hope for the opposition PDP.
“The opposition too are now aware that they have lost it. The only option they are thinking of is to cause mayhem during the election and rig.
“But will not allow that. They have done it in the past. Rigging is in their DNA. But we will vigorously resist any attempt to rig the November 16 gubernatorial election.
“You cannot expect youths, especially those serving in various capacities in this government, to fold their hands and allow electoral malpractice.
“90 per cent of youths in the state have been empowered by the present administration with some of them unemployed before but are presently meaningfully engaged. The youths are familiar with the terrain in the state and their cause is helped by the general acceptance of our candidate, Governor Yahaya Bello.
“Already there is confusion and in- fighting within the PDP over the N100 million released to them by a South West governor for their flag off campaign. They are financially incapacitated.
“I advised other PDP governors and businessmen not to waste their resources on the PDP candidate; nothing good can come out of that venture.
“We have already subsumed the PDP and we shall consume them soon without violence.”
Adeyemi posited that the incumbent governor’s disposition towards bridging the gap of ethnic divides, youths inclusiveness and spread of projects across the three senatorial axis has earned him his reelection.