.…Claimss no election held in Kogi East
…Alleges hijack of election materials by APC
…Passes vote of no confidence on Kogi SIEC
As expected in Kogi state, local government election billed to hold today December 12, 2020 has been hijacked by All Progressives Congress (APC) members in Kogi east in connnivance with Kogi State Independent Electoral Commission (KOSIEC), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) zonal Chairman, Kogi east, Alhaji Mamman Pele alleged.
Alhaji Mamman Pele however passed a vote of no confidence on KOSIEC.
This is happening at the backdrop of arrangements by the state government to pay both councillors and chairmen to be elected a paltry some of money,rather than the recommended emoluments by the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMFAC).
The Nine local government areas in Kogi east are only witnessing ongoing local government election in the area on social media, with already thumb printed materials hidden in APC starlwarts residence across the local government.
The KOSIEC chairman and it’s members who were accussed earlier as card carrying members of APC had proved same,as no sign of election in the areas, having compromised their unbiased stance as it is supposed to be a partial referee in the contest. Alhaji Pele said.
He however appeal to PDP members across the Nine local government to wait till 2023 for another round of election,as the ongoing exercise is just a mere window dressing.
He described as unfortunate the activities of KOSIEC, that refused to learn from the international embarrassment brought to Nigeria via Kogi state, as well as sanctions imposed on Nigeria and the political office holders.