The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship candidate in Kogi State, Engr. Musa Wada, has boasted that the party is ready to reclaim the mantle of leadership in the state by Nov. 16.
NAN reports that Wada, who said this while speaking with newsmen on Sunday in Abuja, said that Kogi traditionally belongs to the PDP and the party was ready to take over the state.
He said members of PDP in Kogi would not be afraid of the power of incumbency enjoyed by Governor Yahaya Bello and would be committed to peaceful and issue-based campaign.
“No civilised democracy tolerates violence and then I have to hasten to say that nobody has monopoly of violence.
“PDP as peaceful party. We will not encourage violence, but that is not to say that we will sit and fold our hands when we are being tormented by forces that are undemocratic.
“Traditionally, Kogi is a PDP state and we have always removed incumbent governors.
Back to history, PDP removed former Governor, Prince Abubakar Audu in 2003.’’
Wada, who urged the people not to allow political elements to use them for electoral violence, urged the All Progressives Congress (APC) to embrace peaceful election, saying violence does not help anybody.
“Nobody will put his child forward to carry gun and attack others. People should realise that people using them as thugs have children. Why didn’t they use their children as thugs?
“PDP is going into this election to preach to people about our manifesto, to take away poverty that is now synonymous with our state. It is about issues.