Kogi Poll: Igala Vanguard caution against Politics of exclusion, division

A socio political group, Igala Vanguard has cautioned the people of Kogi Central over attempt to create politics of exclusion and division among the ethnic groups in the state.

This was contained in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Engr. Lawrence Akpa and made available to newsmen in Lokoja Wednesday.

Akpa said the ongoing  denigration of members of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from Kogi Central is an evident of their desire to play and practice ethnic politics towards November 16 governorship election in the state.

He noted that political gladiators from the central senatorial district are laying claim to an alleged statement made by PDP governorship candidate, Engr Musa Wada on a national television programme as an excuse to create unhealthy rivalry, tribal politics among the peace loving people of Kogi state.

He said that Wada did not make the statements credited to him by Dr. Tom Ohikere, who is bent on igniting ethnic crisis in the state.

Akpa alleged that the underneath intention is to prevent other candidates, including that of the main opposition party, from having access to sell his manifesto to the people from the central part of the state.

He said the planned action, if carried out, will negate the principle of collective bargaining and accessibility by various ethnic groups to other parts of the state.

He said that while APC members from Kogi East and of Igala extraction campaign freely for their party and its candidate who is from the central day and night, the people from Kogi Central who are working for PDP candidate, Engineer Musa Wada are been intimidated and rebuked for their political belief.

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