The Kogi State Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Alh. Mouktar Atimah has debunked the news making the round that the Kogi State chapter of the party has dragged its Kogi Central senatorial candidate, Barr. Natasha Akpoti to court, describing the rumour as the imagination of political foes.
Addressing newsmen in Lokoja on Saturday, Atimah stated that there was no legal issue instituted by his party against any of its candidates in the last election.
“What you read on social media is just a figment of the imaginations of our political foes who have already seen their end in the legal battle instituted by Barr. Natasha Akpoti to reclaim the stolen mandate of the people of Kogi Central and the only way to tell their followers that everything is alright is to come up with such fallacy.
“How can Kogi SDP institute any case against Barr. Natasha Akpoti who has given a face lift to our party in the state?,” Atimah queried.
Reacting to whether the party conducted primary in the last senatorial election, Atimah explained that as a party who has been in existence since the third republic it is not possible for his party to fall short of the fact that it needs to conduct primary election before a candidate emerges.
According to him, “direct primary also known as option A4 was used. The people of Kogi Central who are card carrying members of the party came out en mass to vote in their different wards.
“It is not just possible for people like Barr. Natasha Akpoti with so much force to emerge as the senatorial candidate of SDP in Kogi Central without primary election. She is too big for that.
“I advise the members of the public to ignore the cry and cheap lies of the political foes who are jitery by their impeding defeat at the tribunal and
looking for all means to deceive the members of the public”, Atimah said.Share this on WhatsApp