Kogi LG election: Aggrieved PDP aspirants rush for CPC, ACN tickets
From Sam Egwu, Lokoja
As a result of alleged imposition of candidates in the Kogi chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), aggrieved members of the party have resulted into picking their tickets from the opposition Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC). Speaking with this reporter in Lokoja yesterday, one of the aggrieved aspirants, Hon Funsho Olumoko whose landmark achievement in security control for his people speaks volume in Ijumu local government said that it was not enough to impose a candidate on the electorates but that it was better for the electorates to choose their leader.
He further reiterated that internal democracy as envisioned by Ijumu local government was thwarted by a few clique who want to hijack party organs in the local government insisting that the people would definitely decide on May 4, 2013.
He called on security agencies to give the people equal opportunity to test their popularity for genuine democracy to thrive in the state as attempt to disenfrachise anybody would not be tolerated.
Others who spoke to our reporter on the condition of anonymity maintained that imposing a candidate would be a sign that PDP is being controlled from outside because the governor, Capt Idris Wada made it abundantly clear that he had no candidate but the sudden change was unbelievable.