Admin l Friday, February 24, 2023
OKEHI, Kogi – The Kogi Central Senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Natasha Akpota-Uduaghan has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari, the Inspector General of Police, Alkali Usman Baba and other security agencies to call the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello to order following his decision to prevent officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC from reaching Kogi central and other areas during the presidential and national assembly election slated for tomorrow, Saturday.
Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan said the Kogi State governor, Bello is digging trenches across major roads in the state to prevent INEC officials from reaching the areas.
The senatorial candidate who mobilized villagers to fill up the trenches on the major road, describe what the governor has done as nothing but madness. She is surprised that the governor who is not on the ballot is bent on disenfranching the people of Kogi state.
So far the police in Kogi state has been able to intercept members of the CCECC construction firm engaged by the government to dig the trenches.
According to Mr. Ismail Abdulraheem Abdulganiyu and Sheidu Amoto, who were arrested by the police, while digging the pits, across access road to Okehi LG said they were commissioned by the Chairman of the LG Hon. Abdulraheem Ohiare and instructed to carry out the assignment by Toni, the project manager, of the Kogi State Government.
Upon interrogation, Ismail confessed he is a staff of CCECC, while Sheidu said he is a staff of the Kogi State Ministry of Works and that they were instructed to dig up pits in four major roads in Okehi LG to block access road to Kogi Central ahead of the election.
Trenches are said to have been dug across four major roads before they were intercepted.
Reacting to the development, Police public relations officer, Mr. Olumuyiwa Adejobi said the police will find out from the Kogi Police command and deal with the issue.
The youngest Governor in Nigeria we hail you for setting always settling standards in our electoral process this reminded us of how he conducted his re election as Governor.