The Natasha Akpoti Campaign Organization condemns and rejects in entirety the recent disqualification of the candidacy of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) governorship candidate, Barr. Natasha H Akpoti on the grounds of the age of her running mate.
This decision is inconsistent with INEC allowing gubernatorial candidates/running mates of same age with or even younger than hers in several political parties in states across the country to contest in the 2019 general elections.
A country’s polity is as strong and efficient as the electoral body that guides it.
When the electoral body becomes a tool available to the use of politicians determined to foist their corrupt, inefficient, selfish and detrimental style of leadership on the suffering citizens, then it is unfortunate and the people must speak up and demand for fairness and justice.
To all our friends, supporters, and members of our campaign organization, Barr. Natasha Akpoti once again expresses her deep felt appreciation of your steadfastness.
Your support, loyalty and desire for a better Kogi is what drives her.
We will fight this great injustice by INEC to a standstill.
We will conquer this challenge as usual and proceed with our plan to liberate Kogi state from poverty and ineffectual leadership.
Do not lose hope!
Do not lose heart!
Odaudu Joel Minister
Spokesman, Natasha Akpoti Campaign Organization