The governorship campaign council of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi says Dino Melaye, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is making excuses for his imminent defeat.
The campaign council is reacting to comments by Melaye who alleged that there is a plan to unleash thugs during the governorship election scheduled for November 11.
The PDP candidate alleged that Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi, is planning to bring in thugs to the state to disrupt the elections.
In a statement on Thursday, Kingsley Fanwo, director, media of the campaign council, described Melaye’s allegation as an “archaic warfare strategy”.
“Dino Melaye, whose ‘ticket’ set fire on the PDP, leading to the detection of key leaders and officials of the party at all levels, knows that he stands no chance in the forthcoming election, hence, his usual drama of raising false alarms and claims that do not exist,” the statement reads.
“The game is over for him. We challenge the abandoned PDP governorship candidate to submit his claims to security agencies and be ready to defend them.
“With two senators, six house of reps members, twenty two house of assembly members, twenty one council chairmen and all the ward councilors in the state, APC has all the required political structure to win a free and fair governorship poll.
“Our Governor has done so well that the people will endorse his party as they have always done since 2015.”
Kingsley Femi Fanwo said Kogi residents should come and vote for APC without fear of violence.