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Kogi monarch issues threat to perpetrators of electoral violence

Kogi monarch issues threat to perpetrators of electoral violence

The Olumagongo of Magongo land, His Royal Majesty, Obin Sam Bola Ojo, has cautioned all who intend to bring violence to his kingdom during the November 16 governorship election in Kogi State.

He threatened that such persons would die before next year, stating that the peace of Magongo community was paramount.

The monarch gave this warning on Sunday at an election door-to-door sensitization programme in Ogori Magongo Local Government which was organized by the Challenge Parenthood Initiative (CPI).

He explained that he won’t sit on the throne and allow selfish politicians bring pains on his people all in the guise of winning election.

While expressing worries that youths were the tools for the condemnable act, the monarch said whoever engages in ballot box snatching, intimidations of voters, rigging and other electoral offences would face the consequence of his curse.

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He said, “It shall never be well with any individual who brings violence to my kingdom. My people are scared because of the tension in the land. I repeat, who ever that cause violence in Magongo during this election will die before the end of this year. Their families will suffer afflictions for the rest of their lives. It is already stamped, and nothing would change it.

“Once again, let me advise the youths. They must not use their hands to destroy their tomorrow. They should think of a greater tomorrow than the peanuts given them by this set of people giving them guns to harm their fellow brothers and sister.

“We must sacrifice one day for Kogi state. God must intervene in Kogi. We have seen alot of ups and down. Politicians should know that if they use their today to puncture their tomorrow they will also be destroyed.

He admonished the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and security agencies not to be partisan to avoid military intervention in Kogi State.

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