Ondo APC, PDP trade words over Kogi election
Peter Dada, Akure
The Ondo State chapters of the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party have made allegations and counter accusations against each other over support for their parties in the forthcoming governorship election in Kogi State.
The PDP accused the APC in the state of planning to use the state resources to finance the ruling party for the election.
The PDP Publicity Secretary, Zadok Akintoye, in a statement on Friday, had alleged that Governor Rotimi Akeredolu wanted to repay his Kogi State counterpart, Yahaya Bello, by financing the latter’s re-election campaign because Bello allegedly financed Akeredolu’s election in 2016
Reacting, the APC spokesman, Mr Alex Kalejaiye, described the PDP’s allegation as “mischievous” and “false.”
Kalejaiye said, “For the record, the state chapter plans to set up a committee that has a clear assignment: to boost the morale of our party members in Kogi State.
“It is ridiculous for any individual or a political party, especially one that has national colouration, to allege that Ondo APC would build a war chest for an election holding in Kogi State, or anywhere for that matter.