Threat to life: Natasha Akpoti, SDP, Kogi Central Senatorial candidate petition IGP 

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Barely 24 hours after President Muhammadu Buhari and other presidential candidates of various political parties  signed a peace accord in Abuja with a promise to ensure peaceful conduct of the 2019 general elections, the social Democratic Party (SDP) Senatorial Candidate, Barrister Natasha Akpoti has petition the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Kpotun  Idris, on plan to assassinate her by some political thugs, allegedly loyal to the ruling All Progressive Congress, (APC) in Kogi State

 

In the meantime she has urged the Inspector General of Police to invite the administrators of Okehi and Adavi Local Government Areas, of Kogi State, Hon Abdulraheem Ozovehe Ohiare and Hon Joseph Omuya Salawu respectively for questioning over the assassination plot, destruction of her campaign posters and billboards.

 

She accused the duo of instigating series of criminal activities leading to violence, civil unrest, vandalism and threat to life in Kogi State.

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In the  petition to the inspector General of Police, Akpoti urged the police chief to arrest and prosecute some alleged political thugs she identified as  members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Kogi State chapter.

 

Entitled “The destruction of Our Candidate’s campaign posters, banners, billboards, intimidation of our members and destruction of our gatherings, Akpoti gave details of how APC candidate and supporters destroyed her billboards and posters.

 

She also accused the APC senatorial candidate, Alhaji Yakubu Oseni of sponsoring the  removal and destroying her campaign materials and chasing her supporters away from the venue of their meetings.

 

The letter which reads in parts said “On Sunday, December 9, 2018, some hoodlums closely associated with the Adavi Local Government Administrator, Hon Joseph Salami stormed the venue of our ward meeting at Alhaji Badams Compound, Inorere in Adavi Local Government Area with arms and ammunition . They chased our members with their weapons, stoned some of the women, set ablaze the plastic chairs they were seated on and destroyed some properties belonging to our coordinator and host, Mr Badams Abdulrahaman.

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“This happened in the presence of four policemen after we have written officially to the Divisional Police Officer to notify him of the meeting in our letter dated December 7, 2018 which was acknowledged and the same notification was conveyed to the Area Commander in charge of Adavi Local Government” .

 

Akpoti also accused Abdulraheem Ozovehe, Kamuche, Liedown, Ocha, Dollar, Sule Director, Fatai Commander, Okenykenyi, OZ, Ogunje, Ahi, Mado, Tutunkunu, Okubaibai, Janku, Adams Ozi Ganyi, Topgel, Adoke and Arisa of plotting to assassinate her.

 

“On the 22nd of September 2018, our candidate, Natasha Akpoti averted attack as APC thugs invaded Ihima Youth Summit organized by the youths of Ihima Community when hoodlums allegedly under the sponsorship of Kogi State Government aided by the Okehi Local Government Administrator invaded the Ihima Youth Summit. They destroyed some of the items prepared for the events while the organizers were putting plans together to set the venue before the arrival of their guests among which was the Ajaokuta Steel Company Advocate, Barrister Natasha Akpoti” the letter said

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The Kogi Central SDP senatorial flag bearer recounted that “on October 22 in Okehi, a reported case was instituted by our party to the DPO and the Zonal Area Commander in charge of Kogi Central Senatorial District where our supporters {Enimire Ojo, Bello Mohammed Sadig and his wife Hajarat Adams) were beaten, maimed while Abdulazeez Abdulkareem, Abubakar Salami and Adamu Yusuf were arrested by Okehi Division Police Officers allegedly on the order of Okehi Local Government Administrator, Hon Abdulraheem Ozovehe Ohiare.

 




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