Kogi Guber: APC accuses SDP over murder of member in Kogi LGA.
IDRIS AHMED, Lokoja.
The All Progressives Congress (APC), has condemned in strong terms the alleged gruesome murder of one of its members by suspected Social Democratic Party, SDP, thugs.
There was a report of violent clash between the supporters of the APC and SDP who were holding a rally on Friday in Koton-karfe, the administrative headquarters of Kogi Local Government Area leaving behind one female allegedly gunned down and several others sustained injuries.
Addressing a press conference on Monday at Fidelite Hotel, Lokoja, the Director of Media and Publicity of APC campaign council, Evangelist Kinsley Fanwo, expressed disappointment and condemned the SDP’s violent campaign.
He urged the Security agencies to ensure that justice is done on the matter and any person culpable for the violence should be brought to book immediately.
While describing the SDP Governorship candidate as violent in his remarks and utterances, Fanwo said in contrast, the APC candidate for the November 1 1, 2023 Governorship election, Alhajiu Ahmed Usman Ododo has remained uncompromisingly committed to an issue-based campaign that is devoid of violence.
The Director of Media and Publicity, who is also the Kogi state Commissioner of Information and Communications said under the leadership of the Campaign Chairman, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, and the Director General, Prince Shuaibu Abubakar Audu, the campaign has been peaceful, uniting and a true reflection of the enduring legacies that have kept the party at the apex of political performance in the state.
He emphasized that issue-based campaign entails tailoring the promises, assurances and social contract with the peace-loving people of the state through the media to the people.
“Ododo Ahmed Usman, OAU, wants the people of the state to be convinced by the legacies of the system he served in, his promises of consolidation and continuity, his antecedents and competence, as well as his message of unity. His clip to these ideals is iron cast.
” As the race to November 1 1, 2023 , we have to brief you on the gruesome murder of an unarmed woman at Kotonkarfe by people suspected to be the armed thugs of the candidate of the Social Democratic Party, Alh. Muritala Yakubu Ajaka.
” While we commiserate with the family and the entire people of Kotonkarfe; we call on security agencies to ensure that those who threatened to kill and went ahead to kill have undoubtedly declared war on the Nigerian state,” the APC spokesman said.
He maintained that the rally was a satanic ambush on the peace-loving people of Kotonkarfe, leaving in its wake, the blood of an innocent woman whose only sin was belonging to the All Progressives Congress.
” We call on the supporters of our party to remain calm as security agencies are trusted to ensure that killers don’t walk freely without consequences. The Kogi State APC Campaign Council will await the full reports of the security agencies.” Fanwo explained.
He insisted that there must be justice for the murdered soul and it is high time the people of Kogi state ignore the blood-sucking campaign of the SDP .
” Elections are won on the ballot and not via the bullet. Even in the face of glaring provocation, our party and our campaign will remain peaceful and play according to the rules of the game,” the spokesperson advised.
The Campaign Council therefore appealed to the people of Koton karfe to continue to be united and support the APC and its candidate Ahmed Usman Ododo for the consolidation of the good works of the present administration under Governor Yahaya Bello.
He also prayed to God to grant the deceased eternal rest, forgiveness and provide succour to all those affected by the SDP brutality.