By Lateef Ibrahim, Abuja
A political group, Salvage Kogi 2019, has described the adoption of indirect primaries by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to elect its flag-bearer for the governorship election in the state, as good omen for the People Democratic Party (PDP).
The convener of the group, Mr Samuel Alamoh, said this in a statement he issued on Monday in Abuja.
Alamoh disclosed that the PDP Kogi chapter was already celebrating the APC’s decision, having predict what the outcome would be.
At the PDP secretariat on Friday, some members were seen jubilating the decision of the APC NWC, maintaining that the indirect primaries will be in favour of Bello, who they strongly believe will be easy to defeat if he emerges as the party candidate.
The group predicated it’s stand on the fact that the governor has lost popularity among the people of the state due to his abysmal performance in entrenching good governance in the State.
According to the group, “Although APC is free to choose any mode of primaries they want, we know and believe he is not and will never be a good product to market to Kogites. Now, the PDP can jubilate and say good riddance to bad rubbish,” they said.
“This is someone who has failed woefully, someone who has no records at all, someone who has plunge the state into irrecoverable debts, failed to pay salaries for over two years and reduced the state to a mere dilapidated infrastructure”, the group said.
Members of the group reasoned that the PDP will now step towards reorganising and repositioning itself ahead of the November 2019 election.
Continuing, the group said, “This is a welcome development as Yahaya Bello
imminent exit will create space for total emancipation and freedom for Kogites, PDP will bring back the needed development and responsive governance to the state.
“This is a good signal for our PDP, so Yahaya Bello departure from Lugard house is something we shall all celebrate”, it said.