By Audrey Lotechukwu
MON, AUG 31 2020-theG&BJournal-The Party said today in a statement while expressing its shock at the judgment, that though it accepts the verdict of the Supreme Court, as the apex court in the land, the judgement fell short of the expectation of the majority of the people of Kogi State and Nigerians in general, who collectively looked up to the court to remedy the manifest injustices, manipulations, violence and killings that marred the election.
‘’Indeed, the judgement had not inspired hope in our national quest to ensure that our elections are violent-free as well as deter unpatriotic individuals who resort to violence and killing to gain access to power, as heavily witnessed in the Kogi election,’’ the Party said in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan.
The party called for calm but urged the people of the State to stay undeterred in their quest to for the entrenchment of credible electoral process in the country. It said it will continue to stand with the people of Kogi State in pursuing the recovery of their mandate to the very end. Such commitment it said, is a demonstration of the undying determination of the people to defend their choice of leadership to the end.
‘’We charge the people not to allow the judgment make them lose hope in our nation but rather remain united in their commitment, as good citizens, towards entrenching democratic values in our country despite the odds.’’
The Party said it will continue to stand with the people of the State ‘’as they weather the insensitive and anti-people government in Kogi State.”