The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the attack by gunmen at its governorship primaries in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital. The party in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, cautioned the state governor, Yahaya Bello, to avoid bloodshed ahead of the November governorship election.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the PDP had a peaceful, decent, clean, clear, credible and transparent process in the conduct of our primary. Accredited delegates had voted and the balloting had been concluded in a very orderly manner before the vicious attack by the gunmen, who were shouting pro-Bello mantra and accompanied by known APC faces.
“The PDP only has pity for Yahaya Bello and the APC because our processes are still intact and nothing can sway our resolve as well as strong will by the people of Kogi state to kick them out of office in November.