Kogi guber: APC plotting to eject us from our secretariat – SDP cries out

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The Kogi State chapter of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) has raised the alarm over alleged plans by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to evacuate the party from their state office secretariat in Lokoja.

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The party, which hinged this plot on the fear of the ruling APC about its gigantic new office complex in Lokoja and it rising popularity ahead of the November election, described such action as uncalled for and unnecessary.

The Kogi State Chairman, of (SDP), Alhaji Mouktar Atima, who disclosed this in a statement, on Friday, said the party had it on good authority that the APC was not comfortable with the new SDP office secretariat, adding that, they have had sleepless night seeking ways to revoke the party’s tenancy.

The party secretariat, which is located opposite Lokoja Local Government Secretariat according to the SDP Chairman, the ruling APC has approached the property owner through the National Security Adviser to terminate the tenancy of the SDP.

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The SDP State Chairman pointed out that for the benefit of emphasis, the property in question was paid for by LegendArk for office purposes until it was graciously donated to SDP for temporary use which isn’t against the tenancy terms and conditions.

He emphatically pointed out that the landlord knew it was going to serve as a political office stressing, that the party kept wondering why a party in power was jittering over the opposition.

“The APC led government of the day had started pressuring the landlord to negate on our agreement because APC it is threatened by SDP’s emergence as a preferred best alternative to the Kogi crisis.

“The SDP wishes to query the fear of the APC, wondering why the nearness of location of the two political party’s Secretariat should cause her sleepless night to the extent of seeking to instigate the landlord to revoke the tenancy given to the SDP.

“For in any case just like it is in normal business; people should be allowed to have choices. We in the SDP, therefore, think that the fear of APC regarding the location of the new SDP state Secretariat is uncalled for, but borne out of the wide acceptability the party is enjoying ahead the November governorship election.

“We make bold to state that as a party, we’re resolute in rescuing Kogi from the hands of adventurers in government. We are assuring Kogi People that SDP is the new bride, sets to occupy Lugard House in 2020,” the chairman said.