The Engr. Musa Wada/Sam Aro Campaign Organization has accused Governor Yahaya Bello and his All Progressives Congress (APC) of importing mercenaries to cause violence during Saturday’s governorship election in the state.
The campaign, therefore, urged the police to quickly flush out the hoodlums before their presence trigger a huge crisis in the state.
The group listed some names it claimed were leaders of thugs, gangsters and political mercenaries allegedly imported into Kogi State by the APC and Governor Bello.
It said: “The list of the gangsters as obtained by our campaign include criminal elements such as Fadageri Ikare, TeeJay OPC, Doro, Sheun Barger, Pomcheche, No Kind, Wale Shalashi, Benson Shanghai, Adeyemi, Kutelu, Shogun Smart, Ashupa, Tokyo Oyin and Shina Olubasa among others,” Wada campaign group alleged.
“Our campaign has been made aware by insiders in the Bello camp, of how the hoodlums were brought in from other APC states, with instructions to unleash violence, including killing, harassment and snatching of ballot boxes to derail the smooth conduct of the election and ensure that votes do not count.
“Information at our disposal shows that the hoodlums were brought under an arrangement perfected by APC leaders including an APC state governor who has been detailed to coordinate the thugs as well as compromise the security forces to aid the manipulation of the electoral process.
“Already, the PDP and the people of Kogi State have been made aware of the identity of the hoodlums, the hotels where they are hiding in Lokoja and other towns in the state, as well as their prearranged trails during the election.
“However, our campaign wants the APC, the state governor and their thugs to know that people of Kogi State are at alert and monitoring all their activities in this election; they are ready now, more than ever before, to confront and vanquish them with every means allowed and available in a democracy.”
APC had also made similar allegation against the PDP recently, accusing the party of importing thugs from Edo, Delta and other states to cause troubles during the election.
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