2023 Kogi Guber poll: Ex Lawmaker raises alarm over threat to his life for supporting APC Guber Candidate.
IDRIS AHMED, LOKOJA
The former Majority Leader, Kogi state House of Assembly, Honourable Friday Sani Makama, has raised the alarm over threats to his life.
The lawmaker who represented Igalamela /Odolu State Constituency, alleged that he is being victimized for supporting the Candidate of All Progressive , (APC) for the November 11 Kogi Governorship election.
Makama, who explained his ordeal in a statement issued to journalists in Lokoja on Thursday, said since he pledged his loyalty for the APC Governorship Candidate, serries of threats to his life have been received from some aggrieved persons and Governorship aspirants.
The two time lawmaker who said he was deeply sad with the recent development, called on the law enforcement agencies to ensure that those behind the threats are restrained, arrested and prosecuted.
Makama, who also shared a recorded audio version of the alleged call threats to his personal assistant and pictures of the alleged sent killer vowed that nothing will stop him from supporting the government of Alhaji Yahaya Bello in Kogi State and the APC candidate for the November Governorship election.
The statement reads in part “Democracy is simply a theory which simply suggest right to choice on who to represent you or govern you, but reverse is the case in Kogi State as enemies of the state have turned this right to killing of any body who is perceived to be against them.
” Since the primaries of the APC Kogi State which His Excellency Usman Ododo emerged, those opposed to the Government of Alh. Yahaya Bello has shifted their anger on to me for supporting Alhaji Usman Ododo.
“Last week, a lawyer to one of the contestants wrote a petition against me to the inspector General of Police and without waiting for the approval of the petition, the new dimension become this threats to my life.
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” Clear listening to the recorded voice of the threatening voices shows that I have been contracted to be killed and I reasonably believed that this threats is not far from my petitioners , because even the name of the client that petitioned me was mentioned by the so called Killer contractor as identified in his voice record.
“They have continued to believe that I am the only problem to them from the Eastern part of Kogi State and must go down at all cost. I have since gotten the recorded voice and the picture of the deadly dressed IPOB members who issued the same threat with his recorded voice on how he will carry out this deadly mission.
” This press statement has become imperative in order to inform the public about the demonic plans against me. I urge Security agencies to take proactive action to prevent the ugly plan”.
It was earlier reported that, Elder Friday Sani Makama had pledged his loyalty to the Governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress, (APC ), stating that, his people, (Kogi East) are not ready to take over leadership in Kogi State.