A former Senator and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alex Kadiri has declared that it would be a tragedy if his party wins the forthcoming November 11 governorship election in Kogi State.
The former lawmaker submitted that the APC has not done anything credible in the past years that Governor Yahaya Bello has been in charge, hence having another APC Governor in charge of the state would be a misnomer.
According to him, his party has brought nothing but pain killings and bloodshed to the people of Kogi State which have reduced the quality of life of the citizens.
Kadiri who spoke with journalists in Abuja on Saturday, argued that he has always voiced his position to the national leadership of the party but his opinions have been ignored.
The former lawmaker lamented that criminals are the ones winning elections in Nigeria because they have the funds and are now treating Nigerians like conquered people.
He said, “Where are we going in this country? The thing that pained my heart is what is going on in Kogi State. I have said it openly at the APC national secretariat, I have said it in press releases and the party does not care.
“As we are talking, my party is fielding a candidate to succeed Yahaya Bello. I think it will be a tragedy if my Party wins the election on the 11th of this Month. What have we done to justify being reelected?
“What we have is bloodshed, shooting, killings left right and center and all the security are just looking, nothing nobody has been arrested or apprehended.
“No gun has been retrieved or recovered. Before they used to shoot in the night but now they shoot in broad daylight, nobody is apprehended, people are dying and we want to say we have won election on that platform and you ask people to go to the Tribunal, which tribunal?
“ I think this party is taking Nigerians for granted too much. It is unfair, we have not conquered Nigeria, Nigerians are being treated like conquered people.
“Unfortunately with this system that we have, criminals are in charge left right and center. Criminals have all the means, they have all the funds.
“I think it is not right, this country is dying slowly, please do not kill it. I want to be alive to see things change for the better but things are getting worse, getting extremely bad while I am still watching.”
Kadiri Commends Akpoti
The former federal lawmaker who served between 1999 and 2003 also commended Senator Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan who was recently affirmed as the Kogi Central Senator for her doggedness and tenacity.
He said, “I like Natasha’s case, she is a dogged fighter. She used to be a schoolmate to my last daughter in the University.
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“I have not seen or spoken to her in the last two years but I kike her fighting spirit, though she actually won her election Tribunal or no Tribunal. Denying somebody victory is wrong.“