Peoples Democratic Party in Kogi state has claimed credit for the poor turnout of electorate during the signatures’ verification exercise for recalling Senator Dino Melaye. The opposition party had urged constituents of Kogi West senatorial district to shun the exercise held on Saturday.
“`The general apathy that greeted the exercise, in spite of government efforts to mobilise people to participate, is a clear indication that the APC has lost relevance in Kogi,” Dickson Achadu, Director, Research and Documentation for the PDP, said in a statement.
The PDP accused Bello of trying to goad the electorate into recalling the senator.
“The failure of the recall exercise is an indication that the present administration is not popular which, of course, is only natural because it has inflicted poverty, hardship and suffering on the people,” the statement said.
“It is unfortunate that in spite of the massive resources available to the present administration, no visible development has been witnessed in the last three years.
“The failure of the recall process is a signal that the people have bid the administration goodbye.
“We want to advise Bello to start packing his load; the red card signal is clear. It is an indication that Gov. Bello and his APC’s time in Kogi is up,” the statement said.