Kogi State Governor , Alhaji Yahaya Bello , has denied bringing thugs to Ondo State for Saturday ’ s governorship election .
This was in response to a statement released by the National Campaign Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party for Ondo 2020 , alleging that the governor took thugs to Ondo State to rig the election .
The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor , Onogwu Muhammed , on Saturday said ,
“ It is not true . It can never be true . It is important to set the record straight and make it abundantly clear that the said statement is fake , unfounded, spurious, political motivated and a mere figment of the writer ’ s imagination aimed at tarnishing the good image of the governor and by extension , the good people of Kogi State .
“ It is also important to emphasise that His Excellency, Governor Yahaya Bello , who is a true democrat and firm believer in free and fair elections , harbours no thug and neither did he import any thug or thugs to Ondo State to rig or compromise the outcome of the forthcoming governorship election .
“ As a democrat who firmly believes in the sanctity of the ballot and has demonstrated that by getting re – elected in a free and fair election , he should not be dragged into public opprobrium through such a satanic post and spurious allegations . ”
The governor said rather than focusing on the election as expected of democrats , the PDP was spreading alleged misinformation .