ADC describes rumour of non-participation in Kogi Council Polls as ‘most irresponsible
THE National Working Committee of the African Democratic Congress has said that the party is participating in the local government council elections in Kogi State, stressing that all its candidates are still in the race.
The ADC said, as a transformational party, it remained committed to grassroots centered development, while regarding mass participation and engagement at this level as the fulcrom for national growth and development.
In a statement he personally signed, the National Chairman of ADC, Chief Ralphs Nwosu, described rumours being spread by one Shola Adebola that ADC had withdrawn from the race as “most irresponsible.”
He said, “We have become aware of the rumours being spread by one SHOLA ADEBOLA (alias GADAFFI) and his cotravellers that ADC has withdrawn from the race. This is most irresponsible. We believe it was a sponsored action which some renegades, political contractors, jobbers and rascals have latched on to fester their selfishness.
“We request the good people of Kogi State, members of ADC and teeming supporters of our candidates to disregard the antics of these shameless interlopers who have no regard for democracy.
“They are narrow minded opportunists without character. They do not speak for the Party Executives, Stakeholders of the Party and Contestants in the forthcoming Election and should be disregarded.”
The party said it was not unaware that a few members of ADC might have connived with the ruling party to cause mischief, but added that it was Illegal, unconstitutional, baseless and self serving for such persons to speak for the Party.
“We advice such persons to fear and respect God Almighty, as any sign of ingratitude to God will not do them any good,” ADC said.
Nwosu, who is also the Acting President of the Inter-Party Advisory Council of Nigeria, said, “The African Democratic Congress (ADC) confirms our confidence in our candidates and as a Party hereby asks our teeming Members, Supporters and Followers to disregard such controversial information as the said individuals are paid agents acting based on selfish interest.
“Come December 12 2020, our candidates for the forthcoming Local Government election in Kogi State will be on the ballot paper and they will be contesting to Victory with the Peoples votes, as the African Democratic Congress (ADC) is the Credible Alternative for the development and growth of the state and people, particularly with the credible performances of our House of Representatives Member and Leader of the Party, Hon. (ELDER) Leke Abejide of the Yagba Federal Constituency.
“We trust the honorable member to deliver more democratic dividends to his constituency by ensuring that our sterling candidates in his constituency win.”