Olawale Ibrahim ,Lokoja
Ahead of Saturday Kogi West Senatorial supplementary re -run election, the People’s Democratic Party PDP has on Thursday boycotted the observation of distribution of election material by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC at Central Bank .
Just as the the PDP agents have refused to come forward for accreditation and collection of tags from the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC
The Chairman Inter Party Advisory Council ,Ilyas Badanga made this known while speaking on the sideline of a stakeholders meeting where 16 political parties declared their support for two term senator representing Kogi west, senatorial district, Smart Adeyemi.
He however said that the boycott would not stop the council from giving their support for Adeyemi who they regarded as the best among the candidates jostling for the job.
Speaking at the meeting , Senator Adeyemi explained that politics , according to him is seen as service to humanity and not avenue for self enrichment.
He said that his mission in politics was to empower the people towards self reliance,
promising not to disappoint all the parties that dropped their ambition to support him.
Earlier, the chairman of the Interparty Advisory Council,Ilyas Badanga had pleaded the support of all the 16 parties present saying that Senator Adeyemi had proved to be more trustworthy and reliable than other candidates jostling for the job.
“We have viewed and accessed the capability of Senator Adeyemi who had served the zone for two terms and we have come to the conclusion that he is the best and we have decided to queue behind him.
Also speaking at the occasion,the state chairman of All Progressive Congress, APC,Abdulahi Bello said that PDP s boycott of election material distribution had no effect on the election, saying that the party had seen the handwriting if defeat on the wall.
” The know that they have no chance and that is why the are developing various antics,that would not stand the test of time” Bello added