Kogi Governor’s Agents Crippling my Campaigns, ADC Candidate Alleges
The Kogi State Chapter of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) has accused the state government of planning to rig the forthcoming elections.
ADC also accused the government of plot to induce electoral officials with fund from public coffers.
Besides, candidates on the platform of the party also accused the state government of unleashing mayhem on oppositions.
They alleged that thugs sponsored by the state government have been hampering their campaigns.
Briefing reporters in Abuja yesterday, the Personal Assistant, Mr. Emeka Nzekwesi and the party’s Senatorial candidate East, Dr. Victor Alewo Adoji said the actions of the state government have become unbearable and a threat to democracy.
Adoji has taken Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello and his ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, before the international community over the alleged attack on him and his supporters.
Adoji, who spoke at a news conference at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja, also called on international protocols on civil and political rights, and other relevant bodies to promptly redress the overbearing attitudes of the state government towards opposition parties in the state.
“These acts has not only spelt out anarchy, it violets my political rights having fulfill the necessary requirements to contest for elective positions in Nigeria.”
“But my determination to endear my candidacy to the electorate via peaceful and other legitimate electioneering endeavours have been hampered by thugs allegedly sponsored by the state government and its agents.”
Recalling the incidents of such mayhems unleashed by thugs, Adoji said: “On the 10th of January, 2019, our Blimp, campaign material, stationed in Ankpa Local Government Area of the state was shot down by unknown gunmen at about 1am.
“ On the 19th of January, 2019, my supporters were attacked while on transit to Dekina town (Dekina Local Government Area) for the zonal rally by thugs engaged by the ruling All Progressive Congress Party in the State. They were brutally injured and the buses conveying them were destroyed. The home of one of our supporters in Anyigba was invaded, and properties destroyed.
“Barely forty eight hours later, a group of well armed thugs.”
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