Usman Ododo, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Kogi, says the party has no opposition in the state ahead of the poll on November 11.
Ododo said his chances at the poll would not be affected by the recent court verdict that return Natasha Akpoti-Uduagban to the senate.
On October 31, the court of appeal in Abuja affirmed Akpoti-Uduaghan, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as the winner of the senatorial election.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Abubakar Sadiku-Ohere of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the February 25 poll.
Responding to a question on whether his chances of victory at the governorship poll is now slim following the victory of Akpoti-Uduaghan, Ododo said APC has no opposition in Kogi state.
“Well, going by your question, the victory of Natasha does not in any way have effect on Kogi gubernatorial election come November 11, 2023. I think what he was saying is just the fear of defeat,” he said.
“I want to let you know I was born and brought up in Kogi State.
“I schooled in Kogi state, I have been in the service of Kogi state for over seven years as auditor-general for local government, that brought me into close and direct contacts with the people at the grassroots and financial level for development.
“As I am talking to you, APC in Kogi state doesn’t have any opposition. They are no match: What we are waiting for is the day for us to announce our victory, they know that.
“Well, going by your question, the victory of Natasha does not in any way have effect on Kogi gubernatorial election come November 11, 2023. I think what he was saying is just the fear of defeat.”