Today November 21 is the D-day in Kogi State as the electorate once again elect one person that will direct the affairs o f the state in the next four years. Over 1.3 million voters will pick only just one person from the 22 candidates they deem fit to be their governor today.
Lokoja city, the capital of Kogi is calm and other surrounding towns are reported to be ready for the election too. It is no longer news that passage will be deterred from and into Kogi State between 6:00am and 6:30pm today.
Police in a statement yesterday said movement of motorists are also restricted and about 15,000 policemen have been deployed to ensure peace is granted during the election.
Major contenders in the election are sure re-inventing their strategies right now and making sure their have or do something his rivals have failed to do.
The Peoples Democratic Parties yesterday raised alarm that the Presidency is planning to rig the election with the deployment of high ranked military and other security personnel. In the statement the party released through its National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, it said the election that ushered Muhammadu Buhari into office was a free and fair one conducted by a PDP and if truly he (Buhari) has been a beneficiary of sincere election, he should ensure same is repeated during his tenure.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has also promised residents of a hitch-free and credible poll.
The major contenders are the those of the Captain Idris Wada of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP); Abubakar Audu of All Progressives Congress (APC); Philips Salawu, a former Deputy Governor to the immediate past Governor of the state, Ibrahim Idris, is the candidate of the Labour Party.
Details on the election soon…