Some people in Kogi State have mobilised people not to vote President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Yahaya Bello in the coming general elections.
According to Daily Post, the Kogi East Elders Council, under the Chairmanship of Senator (Dr) Ahmadu Ali and General Secretary, Mr Alphonsus Alhassan, warned the people of the Eastern Senatorial District that any vote for the All Progressives Congress in the zone is a vote for Governor Yahaya Bello, which would not bring any good thing to Igala/Bassa nations.
The elders in a statement on Wednesday said it has resolved to align with the Peoples Democratic Party on certain terms and conditions that would be submitted to the leadership of the main opposition party.
The Elders Council also explained in their statement that future elections would follow a similar pattern of support for PDP as long as ” the future well being of Igala/Bassa people shall neither be shortchanged nor mortgaged.
The statement by the Kogi East Elders Council also made further submission that is hinged on the fact ” that henceforth, Kogi East as a zone, will no longer be neutral and suffer shame in the hands of political merchants of fortunes “.
The Kogi East Elders in the statement said with the benefit of hindsight, the council irrevocably resolved that it has taken cognisance of the pernicious plight of people of Kogi State and Nigeria and felt that the zone should stand on the political pedestal with clear cut alignment, stressing that it does not matter if the zone wins or loses.
“We will be identified with and respected for. That path is now. We are worried by the unpleasant happenings in Kogi State in the last four years which are precursors to more inglorious experiences. Thus, Kogi East has decided to take its political destiny in its own hands,” the statement added.
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