The African Democratic Congress (ADC) governorship campaign organization has raised alarm over alleged plot by political opponents to set its campaign office Ganaja road in Lokoja, the state capital, ablaze.
The Chief of Staff to the ADC governorship candidate, Hon. Shola Adebola, raised the alarm in a press statement made available to newsmen in Lokoja on Wednesday.
He said the plan is being hatched and sponsored by “persons under the influence of power who must have seen the handwritten on the wall that our candidate, Hon. Leke Abejide, will defeat the candidate they are hell-bent on installing.”
Adebola said; “We are in receipt of impeccable intelligence indicating a plan to attack and burn our campaign office in Lokoja.
“A pointer to their violent plan was the destruction of our bill board in Chikara, and others across the Kogi LGA over the night.
“These agents of violence in high places in an attempt to cover up their plans recently, raises false alarm that some persons wanted to incite the society…this style too is not strange to us, and ardent followers of political trend in the state.
“We also appeal to lovers of democracy to be on the look out for the violent attitude of these miscreants who are anti-democratic in nature. Affliction must not rise the second time. The state is once bitten and should be twice shy.”
The campaign organization appealed to the security operatives to provide adequate security for ADC offices, officers and party executives to prevent misguided agents from making good their threat of destroying lives and property.
He implored supporters and sympathizers to remain firm, resolute and unbending in the discharge of their duties.
“We will continue our pursuit and play the game within the confine of the law. Kogi belongs to all of us, and it is our legitimate rights to request for the best hand to serve the state. Any act of violence will never be acceded to.”