The Kogi State Government has cleared the air on the memo circulating requesting political office holders to state the election results of their Polling Units.
Fielding questions from journalists in Lokoja on Tuesday, the Director-General of Media and Publicity to the Governor, Kingsley Fanwo said the hues generated by the memo was “unnecessary”.
He said:” Our attention has been drawn to an internal memo illegally circulated on the social media and the mischievous meanings read into the memo.
“We wish to make it clear that the memo was nothing but a routine data collation for the purposes of research and planning. It has nothing to do with the falsetto of a falsehood that the memo was aimed at political vendetta.
“The Governor has intrinsic confidence in his outgoing aides as people of impeccable loyalty to the development of our dear State. Their incredible contributions to the electoral success of the Governor and the All Progressives Congress are not in doubt.
“Our research office will collate all the results and analyze them for planning. All the three Senatorial Districts gallantly stood in defense of our EBIGO concept as they saw a bigger picture of a united Kogi State”.
Fanwo said it was “unscrupulous and petty” for “career pull downers” to attribute such call to political vendetta, saying it was part of the opposition’s larger plan to “discredit our hard-earned victory”.
“We know they have been striving to justify their historic failure at the polls. They said we were violent when they were the real perpetrators of violence. Their next line is to cause dissatisfaction among APC leaders and members, a plan which is dead on arrival”, he said.
He said the defeat of the PDP in the Governorship, Senatorial and Reps elections in the past two weeks have further nailed the coffin of the party.
“After the heavy pounding of PDP in February and March, they thought they have a hope in November. Their recent failures in the Governorship, Senatorial and Reps election has ensured that PDP is finally buried in Kogi State. They have now turned to an Association Of Discredited Rumor Bearers. By 2024, they won’t have any structure again in Kogi State.
“The administration of Alh. Yahaya Bello will continue to serve the interests of the people. The people spoke in February and March and now in November. The naysayers on social media have been put to shame as they have no knowledge of the reality on ground in the State”.