Kogi Guber: PDP Writes IGP Over Spate of Violence in Omala, Dekina, Olamaboro

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi state has called on the Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu to caution the State Commissioner of Police against “giving technical supports to thugs loyal to All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state.

Deputy Director Public Communication of the PDP Campaign Council, Austin Usman Okai, in a press statement said the state commissioner of police has refused to stop aiding political thuggery and intimidation of electorate by APC thugs in the state.

Okai expressed worries over the incidences of sporadic gunshots across Abejukolo, the headquarter of Omala local government area in the state. He accused the council administrator, Hon. Ibrahim Aboh of sponsoring political thugs to cause mayhem in the local government.

“In Dekina local government, the Council has contracted some boys whose responsibility is to go after our candidate’s posters and billboards. The boys are armed with guns and move around in Toyota Sienna buses. The police command is aware of their activities but decided to look the other way while the thugs are boasting  they have police and nothing will happen.   

“The local government Administrator of Omala LGA, Hon. Aboh is sponsoring thuggery activities against the main opposition party, PDP, under the guise of electioneering campaigns. He must be checked. He contracted fully armed miscreants who drive around in Sienna and Sharon buses, going round the entire local government to create panic among members of opposing political parties in the area.

”Honourable Aboh is known to be harbouring hoodlums under the cover of vigilante groups but their main mission is to attack the PDP members and their families in the local government,” he said.

Okai stated that the decision to start now is to instill fears into the electorate and supporters of PDP from the local government under the supervision of the state government.

”This ugly trend has also spread to Olamaboro local government where the coordinator of PDP in the local government, Enefola Charles Agada and his family are been harrassed repeatedly. His properties were destroyed and other members of the party were chased out of the area.

“This development is expected to go round the local government as the election draws nearer, not for anything but to ensure PDP members are chased out of their homes on the instructions of APC leaders who are viewing the election as a war so as to disenfranchise the people of the area to favour the APC.”

He appealed to the Inspector General of Police to address the issue of thuggery from the ruling APC government in the state without further delay.

He noted that APC’s sole strategy for winning the election is to instill fear in the minds of  people to dissuade them from coming out vote in the next month election. 

‘The APC has devised several means to spread political violence to other local government areas of Kogi East to ensure voters, particularly PDP supporters and sympathizers, are scared to come out to vote. This they hope to achieve by killing and maim innocent people with their newly acquired riffles.”

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