Electoral violence : Attah Igala places curse on  perpetrators, their sponsors


——–Says those who kills their brothers because of politics would be punished by the ancestral spirit


Following the violence and killings which characterized Kogi East Senatorial District in the last Saturday presidential and National Assembly elections, the Attah Igala Dr Michael  Idakwo Ameh Oboni 11 has pronounced ancestral curses on anyone who sponsors political violence in Kogi state during and after the elections.


The Attah Igala, who is also the president of Kogi State Traditional council stated this while addressing Journalists on Saturday in his palace in Idah, the ancestral home of Igala Kingdom.

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He was speaking against the backdrop of the violence that marred the presidential and National Assembly elections which led to the cancellation  of the National Assembly elections in 129 polling stations, leading to the declaration of the elections inconclusive.


The violence also claimed the life of a three hundred level student of the Kogi state University, Anyigba, destruction of houses, maiming among others.


The Royal Father who was visibly angry  expressed dismay at the level of violence during the election and warned against repeat performance of such violence.


He decreed that anyone that engaged in assassination and their sponsors  will be punished by Igala ancestral spirits.

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He  therefore called on parents to call their children and wards to order to avoid incurring the wrath of the Igala ancestral spirit that  would be invoked to deal with any one perpetrating any act of violence in any part of the state and particularly Kogi east axis of the state.


The Royal father who lamented the spate of violence, describing it as unacceptable and unimaginable in a contest that was supposed to be for brothers, warned that any one behind the violence would also die by violence.


Flanked by over 30 traditional rulers, the Attah described politics as game of numbers where only one person with highest number of votes emerges winner ,maintaining that democracy is not about killing.

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He also warned bloggers and social media to stop castigating his personality with fake news and inconsequential blogs that had no positive impacts on the lives of the people.

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