As the race to the Lugard House, Kogi State Government House, heats up, the political environment in the state is getting charged, as an attempt to bomb the house and other property belonging to the All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Prince Audu Abubakar [image above], was foiled by the police at the weekend.
Disclosing this in Lokoja Today, the head of the media, Prince Abubakar Audu Campaign Organisation, Dr. Tom Ohikere said hired hoodlums attempted to bomb a house and petrol station belonging to the former governor.
He alleged that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) was also planning to eliminate the leaders of the APC in the state, ahead of the November 21 gubernatorial poll.
Ohikere in a statement in Lokoja, said that the hoodlums apprehended at Ejule in the eastern axis of the state by men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad were on a mission to bomb the house and petrol station of the APC candidate, Prince Audu.
The state commissioner of police, Mr. Emmanuel Ojukwu, had paraded about eight suspects on Friday, disclosing that the hoodlums were planning to disrupt the forthcoming governorship election in the state.
Ohikere, however, revealed that investigations showed that Audu and his property were the major targets.
He equally queried the true identities of those paraded by the police alleging that they were not the same suspects who were arrested at Ejule with dangerous weapons and charms.
He equally alleged that the commissioner of police never gave complete details concerning the mission of the suspects.
The Audu campaign spokesman therefore warned the PDP in the state to forget using any undemocratic means of remaining in power, stressing that the electorates, who are tired of being deceived for so long, have decided to vote for positive change in the coming governorship election.
Ohikere, a one-time commissioner for information in the state, equally enjoined the law enforcement agents to be vigilant and proactive as the state moves towards the next dispensation, insisting that anti-democratic forces are hell bent on destabilising the state.
He also called on the teeming supporters of the party in the state to remain calm and law abiding, even as he expressed confidence that the PDP led administration in the state would be sent packing in the forthcoming governorship poll.
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