Kogi Govt. tasks Security agencies to fish out Vandals of SDP campaign office
IDRIS AHMED, LOKOJA.
The commissioner also assured that this administration will continue to support law enforcement agencies to ensure free, fair and credible poll.
Kogi Government has distanced itself from the vandalisation of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) secretariat on Sunday by some suspected political thugs.
Reacting to the unfortunate incidence, the Commissioner for Information and Communications Honourable Kinsley Fanwo, condemned the act In its entirety, describing it as barbaric, undemocratic and unacceptable to the people and Government of Kogi state.
Some suspected hoodlums allegedly vandalized the SDP Governorship Candidate’s campaign office located at Paparanda Square in Lokoja on Sunday.
The Commissioner said, “If it’s true the SDP campaign office was vandalized, we condemn the act in its entirety as being barbaric, undemocratic and unacceptable to the people and Government of Kogi State,
”We hereby call on security agencies in the state to investigate and apprehend perpetrators of the alleged attack with the aim of bringing them to justice and to send a strong warning to hoodlums that the Kogi Governorship Election will be decided by the ballots, not the bullets.
“The Kogi State Government will continue to support the freedom of anyone and everyone to aspire to positions in line with the ethos of democratic values. Attacking the Campaign Office of any political party is criminal and would not be condoned.
He therefore warned criminals and hoodlums to stay clear of the state governorship poll as the State Government will deal ruthlessly with any criminal caught perpetrating such heinous act.
The government said it equally expect political parties to desist from making uninformed, malicious and inciting statements that are capable of disturbing the peace of the state.
The Commissioner assured that Governor Yahaya Bello’s administration would continue to support law enforcement agencies to ensure free, fair and credible election on Nov. 11.
“We have put machinery in motion to ensure the safety of our people before, during and after the election.
“Parties are also enjoined to go about their campaigns in an orderly and peaceful manner,” the Commissioner advised.