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YAHYA BELLO PLANNED TO ATTACK MY CONVOY – SDP CANDIDATE

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SDP candidate, Natasha Akpoti, yesterday, alleged that Governor Yahyah Bello had planned an attack on her convoy, She said the burning down of the secretariat confirmed her claim.

The political temperature in the Kogi and state has moved a notch higher as hoodlums yesterday unleashed violence on political parties.

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Some suspected political thugs burnt down the secretariat of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Lokoja, the capital of kogi state.

The office had been attacked on Sunday with its Windows and doors shattered, Banners, posters and other campaign materials at the office were also destroyed and allegedly replaced with the posters of a rival governorship aspirants.

Natasha also accused the police of taking sides with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

“I am calling on President Buhari, the National Chairman of APC Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, and the governor of Kaduna State, Ahmed Nasir El Rufai to call Governor Yahaya Bello to order. Why are they supporting illegality in Kogi State? Kogi State belongs to every Kogi citizen. I see no reason why Bello should think he could use violence to achieve his aims. We will not allow that. The people of Kogi have spoken,” she said.

Meanwhile, Director General, Media and Publicity to Bello, Kingsley Fanwo, said Akpoti needs to deal with her own issues and leave the Yayah out of it.

He said “She is always out for unmerited sympathy. The governor is against violence and has already told security agents to ensure that the governorship election is peaceful. He can never be behind that,”

Kogi State Commissioner of Police Hakeem Busari however said it was ridiculous for anyone to accuse the police, of being involved such atrocity.

“We are security agents with the responsibility to ensure peaceful election. We got wind of the incident and have ordered investigation into the immediate and remote causes,” he said.

Also speaking against the attack, SDP member in the National Assembly, Tajudeen Adefisoye, said: “This attack on our party secretariat and members of the party in Lokoja is condemnable and those in charge of the state’s security architecture must get to the root of it. It is most unfortunate that the failure of security agents to act was what emboldened the political thugs to set the whole secretariat ablaze.”

He added “We are only preparing for an election and not a war. Those trying to create an atmosphere of war in the run-up to the November 16 governorship election in Kogi State should be reined in as a matter of urgency.”

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