The Kogi East Critical Stakeholders have called on their kinsmen to stop burning properties and killing their people, adding that they should emulate the people of Kogi Central and West.
Speaking during a press conference yesterday to endorse the Social Democratic Party (SDP) candidate Murtala Ajaka, the leader of the group, who is also the immediate Past Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Simon Achuba, said since they have all endorsed Ajaka, Kogi East people must remain peaceful.
“We are here with our supporters after consultation and effort to take over power from the APC, they discovered that Alhaji Murtala Ajaka is ahead and more ready to win the November 11 election.
“We came to this decision to give full support to Ajaka not because we are dreaming by the indices of politics. It is because of the reality on the ground. We are calling on the Kogi People to unite with us and rescue Kogi from misrule,” Achuba said, adding that they want to make sure that what is not good is removed for the good of the people.
He said anyone identifying with the government and saying that the government is not doing well should have a rethink and take their stand now, adding that Ajaka is well ahead of every candidate.
“Ajaka will win 75 votes in 9 local governments in Kogi East and Bassa. Ajaka will also win a substantial number of votes in Kogi central local government and in the West,” Achuba, adding that Ajaka is well prepared and much in the field.
“God will ordain Ajaka as the governor of Kogi State,” Achuba said while calling on Kogi East youth to stop destroying the properties of their brothers and be peaceful like the Kogi Central and West youths.
The Kogi stakeholders also called on the law enforcement agents to be vigilant and be neutral in their duties before, during and after the election.
“Our support for Murtala Ajaka is not ethnic but based on the present calculation and his acceptability. Don’t be threatened. Your vote will count in the coming election,” Achuba assured the people.