The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State of denying its governorship candidate, Dino Melaye, the opportunity to hold the grand finale of his campaign at the Lokoja Stadium.
Speaking with reporters in Abuja on Tuesday, the PDP National Spokesperson, Debo Ologunagba, said the governor denied the party’s request to use the stadium for the governorship campaign finale.
Ologunagba said the likelihood of violence in the state should not be associated with the opposition PDP because the party is not in charge of the security in the state.
The PDP spokesman stated that violence may come from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), adding that the Kogi governor is known for his violent tendencies.
He said: “We are not a violent party. Go and ask the All Progressives Congress.
“I gave you a statement about the deputy governorship candidate of APC in Bayelsa State, where he said they should send people into the ocean. It’s an electoral offence.
“We don’t act on violence; we dwell on issues. Look at it now; we were going to do the final campaign in Kogi state on Thursday (but) Governor Yahaya Bello has just refused to use the stadium in Lokoja. Come on. Isn’t that violence? They just refused us.”
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The PDP spokesman added that Melaye has since announced that his final campaign will be held at another venue on Thursday.
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