Kogi gov­er­nor­ship: Audu al­leges threat

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Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - Itodo Daniel Sule, Lokoja

The Prince Abubakar Audu Cam­paign Or­gan­i­sa­tion yes­ter­day al­leged that the Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party in the state was plot­ting to elim­i­nate its can­di­date in Kogi State, Abubakar Audu of the All Pro­gres­sive Congress (APC).

Head of Me­dia of the or­gan­i­sa­tion, Dr Tom Oyikere, in a state­ment is­sued yes­ter­day in Lokoja, al­leged that some hood­lums ap­pre­hended at Ejule in Ofu Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Area of the state by men of the Spe­cial Anti Rob­bery Squad were on a mis­sion to at­tack the house of the APC can­di­date, Prince Abubakar Audu.

Oyikere warned the PDP to stop us­ing un­demo­cratic means to con­tinue to re­main in power in the state.

He also called on the law en­force­ment agents to be vig­i­lant and proac­tive as the state moves to­wards the Novem­ber 21 gov­er­nor­ship elec­tion.

But in a swift re­ac­tion, the Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party (PDP) Pub­lic­ity Sec­re­tary in the state, Bode Ogun­mola, de­bunked the al­le­ga­tion, say­ing “the APC is only cry­ing foul.”

Ac­cord­ing to him, the PDP al­ready en­joyed the sup­port of the masses and did not need to re­sort to vi­o­lence to win elec­tion.

He said if there was sub­stance to such al­le­ga­tion, the party ought to have gone to the se­cu­rity agen­cies to lodge its com­plaint.

Ogun­mola al­leged that it was the APC in the state that was plan­ning evil ahead of the forth­com­ing elec­tion.

When con­tacted, the Kogi po­lice com­mis­sioner, Em­manuel Ojukwu, said the com­mand did not re­ceive re­port of al­leged threat to Audu’s life or prop­erty.

He said that the eight per­sons ar­rested by the po­lice at Ejule on Oc­to­ber 14 and pa­raded on Fri­day were sus­pected thugs, whose des­ti­na­tion was not known.

Ojukwu said the sus­pects will soon be charged to court, adding that thug­gery con­tra­venes the law of Kogi State.

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