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Kogi State Opposition Parties Have No Chance in Upcoming Governorship Election, says Commissioner

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Kogi State Opposition Parties Have No Chance in Upcoming Governorship Election, says Commissioner
Kingsley Fanwo, the Kogi State Commissioner for Information and Communications, states that opposition parties have no chances in the forthcoming Kogi State governorship election due to the remarkable achievements of Governor Yahaya Bello. Fanwo emphasizes that the people of Kogi State will continue to support a performing system.

Lagos - Ahead of the Kogi State governorship election, Kingsley Fanwo, Kogi State Commissioner for Information and Communications has said that opposition parties have no chance in the forthcoming election because the achievements of Gov. Yahaya Bello have blown the parties off.

Fanwo, in an interview with Daily Independent, said, "The opposition parties know the truth but don't want to own up. They have no place in the state. The achievements of Alh. Yahaya Bello have blown them out completely, and the people will continue to align with a performing system.

"They were beaten in 2015, 2019 and in the 2023 general elections. Most of their leaders have moved to identify with the sterling delivery of the Governor and have decamped to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

"We expect them to be hurt because when all the soldiers have left the commander, the battle is already settled," he added.

While reacting to allegations by the PDP that Gov. Bello is implementing policies that would make it difficult for the opposition parties to have a level playing ground to participate in the forthcoming gubernatorial election, he said, "They're complaining because they know they've lost. On the signage law, it's what it is. It's a law that must be obeyed by all. Our party, the APC, is already complying. Nobody is above the law.

"The PDP doesn't like the law. They thrive in a condition of lawlessness. Before the law was passed, they had the opportunity of participating in the processes leading to the passage of the law, but they didn't take it.

"They're ignorant of what is happening. They only wake from their stupor every four years. It is unfortunate.

On the regular defection of PDP members to APC, he said, "There were reports that the delegates' list, which was a product of the PDP congresses to nominate their governorship candidate, was changed by someone who has a record of manipulating the electoral process.

"He once did it when he was in the APC when he sat in Lokoja and declared himself the winner of a senatorial primary. But in the last governorship primary of the PDP, leaders and members decided to leave the party for him," he said.

With the Kogi State governorship election fast approaching, the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo, has made a bold statement, asserting that opposition parties have no chance in the upcoming election. According to Fanwo, this is due to the remarkable achievements of Governor Yahaya Bello, which have left the opposition parties in the dust.

Fanwo's comments came during an interview with Daily Independent, where he declared that the opposition parties are well aware of the truth but refuse to accept it. He confidently stated that these parties have no place in Kogi State, as the accomplishments of Governor Bello have completely overshadowed them. He believes that the people of Kogi State will continue to support a performing system and align themselves with the Governor's success.

Highlighting the previous elections in the state, Fanwo proudly pointed out that the opposition parties were defeated in the 2015, 2019, and 2023 general elections. Furthermore, many opposition leaders have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) to align themselves with Governor Bello's impressive track record.

Regarding the allegations made by the People's Democratic Party (PDP) that Governor Bello is implementing policies to hinder opposition parties in the forthcoming election, Fanwo dismissed them as mere complaints from a party that knows it has lost. He argued that the signage law, which the PDP opposes, is a law that must be obeyed by all, including the APC. Fanwo stated that the PDP dislikes the law because they thrive in a condition of lawlessness, and he expressed disappointment in their lack of involvement during the law's development.

Turning his attention to the regular defections of PDP members to the APC, Fanwo cited reports that the delegates' list was manipulated by someone known for manipulating electoral processes. He accused this individual of previously declaring himself the winner of a senatorial primary while in the APC. Fanwo also revealed that, in the last governorship primary of the PDP, leaders and members willingly left their own party to support this individual.

As the race for the Kogi State governorship intensifies, it is evident from Fanwo's statements that the opposition parties face an uphill battle. With Governor Bello's strong reputation and a growing number of supporters within the APC, the opposition's chances seem bleak.

However, it remains to be seen whether the people of Kogi State are as aligned with the Governor's achievements as Fanwo believes. The true test will come in the upcoming election, where voters will have the final say on the state's future. Regardless of the outcome, it is clear that Kogi State politics is experiencing a significant shift, with the ruling party confident in their standing and the opposition parties forced to reassess their strategies.

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