The Kogi State Chapter, Social Democratic Party says the fear of the ruling All Progressive Congress, about its gigantic new office complex in Lokoja is unnecessary, uncalled for, rather a sign that the ruling party is scared of the rising popularity of SDP.
The Kogi State Chairman, SDP, Alhaji Mouktar Atimah who stated this in a statement issued on Friday said the SDP has it on good authority that the APC is not comfortable with the new SDP office Secretariat, have had sleepless night seeking ways to revoke the SDP tenancy.
The Chairman maintained that it has been reliably informed that the ruling APC is not comfortable with the SDP new Secretariat opposite Lokoja LGA Secretariat, has approached the property owner through the National Security Adviser to terminate the tenancy of the SDP.
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’s terms and conditions. The landlord knew it was going to serve as a political office .
That the APC led government of the day had started pressuring the landlord to negate on our agreement because APC is threatened by SDP’s emergence as a preferred best alternative to the Kogi’s crisis, is no doubt their fear.
Similarly, the SDP wish to query the fear of the APC, wondering why the nearness of location of the two political party’s Secretariat should cause her sleepness night to the extent of seeking to instigate the landlord to revoke the tenancy given to the SDP.
The statement however says, ” For in any case just like it is in normal businesses, people should be allowed to have choices. For example, for those who know Lokoja too well. Moremi and Gloria Restuarant were once neighbors, while Chucks Supermarket and were at one time neighbour’s with customers allowed the right to choice.
“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, assuring Kogi People that SDP is the new bride, sets to occupy Lugard House in 2020.