A former Senate president, Bukola Saraki has said voting candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ahmed Ododo as next governor of Kogi State would be a third term for Governor Yahaya Bello.
Speaking during an inaugural meeting of members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Campaign Council for Kogi governorship election in Abuja, Saraki called on the people of Kogi State not to give the incumbent Governor Yahaya Bello a “third term” in office by voting for the APC candidate.
He said, “A Dino Melaye as a PDP governor is a hundred times better than any APC governor in this election.”
Saraki who is the Chairman of Strategy Committee of the campaign said, “If you sit down and look at where Kogi is today, we all have an assignment and it is not Dino’s assignment.
“What has happened in that state in the last eight years, there is no candidate on the APC ticket; it is Yahaya Bello that is on the ticket.
“So it is a simple question, if you believe that in Kogi, after eight years of Yahaya Bello, he should have another four years, then go and vote for APC. But if you know that Kogi people deserve better, vote for PDP, because a governor Dino will not leave the workers unpaid.”
In his remarks, the PDP governorship candidate, Melaye said, “Kogi today in Nigeria is the only state where there is government without governance.”
He said, “As I speak with you, permanent secretaries are taking ‘Okada’ to the office in Kogi. All our roads are death traps.
“The new Specialist Hospital in Okene, no bed, no drugs. Insecurity is pervasive; killing is the order of the day. But I want to announce to you that we will build a new Kogi State and do things differently. We are going to govern with the fear of God.”