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APC support groups sue for violence-free election in Kogi

14/11/2015 17:09

The North-Central Zone Coalition of All Progressives Congress, Support Groups on Saturday sued for a violence free conduct of Kogi governorship election on November 21.

Mr Musa Otigba, National Leader of the coalition, made the call at a news conference in Lokoja on Saturday.

He urged supporters and other members to eschew violence before, during and after the election.

"We say no to violence and hereby urge our members and supporters to ensure a violence-free election across the state", he said.

The group urged the electorate to take a critical look and evaluate the four-year tenure of Audu and the 12 years of the Peoples Democratic Party's governance of the state and make an objective and informed choice come November 21.

It also decried the insinuation by the PDP-led State Government that local government workers were owed arrears of salaries from 2001 to date.

He said Audu as governor from 1999 to 2003 paid 100 per cent of salaries and was up-to-date to the time he left office.

On the coalition, Otigba said after the party primaries, the various groups came together subsuming all their individual interests to ensure success of the party at the polls.

"This is the time to face reality and that reality is that we must work together for the collective interest of our party", he said.

NAN reports that the coalition also inaugurated the state committee on "Operation Deliver APC in the November 21, 2015 Governorship Election in Kogi."

The committee has Mr Baron Okwoli as Chairman while Mr Abdulazeez Salawu of the Broom Platform was inaugurated as Secretary.

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