Mopamuro PDP Vice Chairman arrested for alleged attack on APC Leader



The Vice Chairmanship candidate of the PDP in Mopamuro LGA, Mr. Gbenga Agbona, for the December 12, 2020 council election in kogi state was allegedly arrested yesterday, arrested by law enforcement agents.

The PDP vice chairmanship candidate was said to have been arrested with an attack on a leader of the APC and former Senior Special Assistant (SSA), to the Governor on Water Resources, Hon. Mayowa Alayemola.

Eyewitnesses told our reporters that the decision of the APC leaders to invite the Police was what saved the community from breakdown of law and order.

It would be recalled that the same Agbona was alleged to have masterminded several attacks on APC Members in Ward 06 in previous elections.

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A PDP Chieftain who doesn’t want his name in print told our reporter that the choice of Mr Gbenga Agbona was a largely misinformed one.

“We all know him in this community and we know his antecedents. His choice was promoted by those who wants to reward thuggery”, he said.

When contacted, the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Hon. Kingsley Fanwo said his concern was to ensure there is peace and tranquility in the Local Government Area, before, during and after the Poll.

“Orokere used to be the stronghold of the PDP, but our party has taken over. So we expect such a violent reaction. All they had always done is violence and creating crisis.

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“The rallies on Tuesday and Wednesday showed the PDP clearly that Mopamuro is a no go area for the PDP. Resorting to violence will only worsen their situation because security agencies are prepared to maintain peace.

“I urge all our party members to maintain peace. We can’t be at vintage position and allow detractors take our eyes off the ball. Don’t attack anyone. Report violence to law enforcement agents and they will do their job professionally”.

Efforts to get the DPO of Mopa to comment on the incident proved abortive.

The Local Government election in Kogi State is scheduled to hold on Saturday December 12, 2020.

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