The Kogi State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Campaign Council on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, accused the All Progressives Congress APC, and the Kogi State Government, under governor Yahaya Bello, of engaging in moves to shift the November 16 governorship election in the state by two weeks.
Austin Okai, the deputy director public communication of the campaign council, said the alleged plot to shift the poll was because of the strong public opinion polls and the general feelings of the APC members, that Bello who is the APC Kogi State governorship candidate will be beaten to the third position in the election, if INEC goes ahead to conduct the election.
Incumbent Yahaya Bello faces a tough challenge from the main opposition candidate in the state, Captain Musa Wada.
The Kogi governor’s first tenure has been marked by violence, unpaid salaries, and political hooliganism. He has reportedly not paid workers salaries for 30 months with reports of deaths of civil servants caused by financial hardships.