The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bassa local government area of Kogi state on Sunday said that its candidates in the forthcoming LG elections had made the party be hopeful of electoral victory.
The party’s Chairman, Augustine Wodi , said in Oguma that candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) would be defeated in the election.
According to him, the party will win eight (8) wards out of the ten (10) wards
“The PDP can now proudly claim it’s hopeful of electoral victories in the coming elections slated for Dec. 12,” Wodi said in a statement.
According to him, the party shall deploy all its strength legally and politically to resist any manipulation of the election results from the polling units to the final collation centre.
He added that the PDP was confident of the victory arising from reports of unverified polls conducted by two independent vote speculator organisations.
Wodi said that the polls put the PDP candidates in the front lead with better chances to win the elections than the APC candidates.
He said the poll organisations used such criteria as to eligibility, voters’ trust, ability to deliver representation, internal party democracy, loyalty to electorates, age, individualism, and 2023 projection among others.
The PDP chairman said that only manifestly fair and true results would be accepted by PDP agents.
He urged all agencies of governments charged with the conduct of the elections to be fair and just.
“We are already celebrating our projected victories and we hope to celebrate the actual results when announced.
“By-polls now reported, our candidates have 65 percent to 30 percent lead scores.
“To our surprise, we are informed that the manner of the emergence of the APC candidates will be the reasons for the party to lose.
“What we expect is free, fair, and credible elections. We shall resist any rigging. We will not sleep over our mandate this time,” Wodi said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Comrade Mahmud Ali is carrying PDP tickets in Bassa Local Government. While Mallam Muktar Shaibu is of APC in Bassa local government