Kogi Govt Ask INEC to Sanction PDP Governorship Candidate for Flouting Electoral Law

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Kogi State Government has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to sanction candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Dino Melaye for campaigning contrary to the electoral act.

The State Government also cautioned political gladiators in the state against overheating the polity ahead of the November eleventh election in the State.

The State Security Adviser, Retired Commander Jerry Omodara gave the warning while speaking with newsmen in Lokoja on Monday.

According to the State Security Adviser, some political parties are already overheating the polity despite the fact that campaigns are yet to commence according to the electoral guidelines for Kogi State gubernatorial election.

He accused the governorship candidate of the PDP of campaigning in Ayeteju Kajola ward, Kabba-Bunu Local Government Area last Friday, calling on INEC to sanction him to serve as deterrent to others.

He also urged security agencies to investigate the videos on social media where the PDP flag bearer threatened the immediate past Treasurer of the party, Mr. Alfred Bello who recently resigned from the opposition party.

According to him, the state government will not tolerate any acts or statements from politicians and their supporters capable of heightening tension ahead of the governorship polls.

While stressing the need for political parties to ensure issue based campaigns when campaigns for the governorship election commence, Commander Omodara enjoined them and their candidates to restrain their followers from causing violence in the state.

The State Security Adviser reiterated that the Governor Bello-led administration had been able to tackle headlong the menace of thuggery as ensure safety of its citizens since inception.

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