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Update:Lokoja agog as PDP holds rally

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…As seven Governors rally support for Wada

Arogbonlo Israel

Lokoja, the Kogi State capital on Friday agog as opposition party PDP stages a rally to draw support ahead of the gubernatorial election slated for November 16.

Party loyalists from different parts of the state were seen trooping to the state capital, with the party’s flags and diverse campaign inscriptions and songs.

Vanguard learnt some of the party members were overwhelmed as the embattled senator representing Kogi west, Dino Melaye arrived the venue, and started to chant the latter’s praises to show goodwill.

In his remarks, Melaye thanked the people for their endless supports and assured them of massive victory in the coming election slated for November 16.

It was further gathered Governors Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa state, Seyi Makinde of Oyo state and the deputy-governors of Taraba, Ebonyi and Benue states who were all present at the occasion, called on Kogi electorates to vote for the candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 16 gubernatorial election.

The Chairman of the PDP National Campaign Council, Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, charged the electorate to emulate their counterparts in his state by voting for the Engr Musa Wada on November 16.

The Chairman of PDP Governors Forum, Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa, assured Kogi electorate that Wada would deliver in his campaign promises, saying that they would heave a new sigh of relief under a PDP administration.

PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, while presenting PDP flag to the governorship candidate and his running mate, Hon. Bamidele Aro, said that the issues of non-payment of salary and pensions would become a thing of the past, adding that roads, water and other infrastructure would also be provided.

The national chairman also presented Sen. Dino Melaye with a flag as the candidate of the party for the re-run election for Kogi West Senatorial District on Nov. 16.

The governorship candidate, Musa Wada, promised to rescue the state from the Yahaya Bello-led APC administration.

He stated that the determination to oust the incumbent governor has become imperative to restore the dignity of civil servants, pensioners and the downtrodden which the government has systematically emasculated from the governance of their state.

There’s tight security as Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC) laden with men and officers of the Nigerian Police, who were fully on ground to ensure security and maintenance of law and order.

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