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We won’t be intimated by attack from any quarter – SDP



KOGI: SDP reacts to burning of secretariat, says ‘we can't be intimidated’

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has reacted to the burning of its state secretariat in Lokoja, Kogi State, ahead of the November 16 governorship election in the state, saying it cannot be intimidated.

The National Chairman of the SDP, Prof. Tunde Adeniran, said the party was poised for victory in the governorship election and would not be intimidated.

Adeniran, who is a former Minister of Education and one-time Nigerian Ambassador to Germany, insisted that intimidation from anywhere can’t thwart the triumph of the SDP candidate, Natasha Akpoti.

According to Adeniran, some persons who feel threatened by the popularity of Barr. Akpoti and SDP are trying to intimidate the party out of the race to pave way for them to continue to lord it over the citizens of the state.

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He said: “No matter what they do, we are set to win the Kogi governorship election. We are the preferred party. Our candidate is the preferred candidate in the state. We have a good material. Our candidate is very popular and the party is very popular. SDP is the right alternative party to correct the current maladministration in the state. No amount of intimidation can stop our party’s victory.”

Also reacting to the incident, the Kogi State Chairman of the party, Mouktar Atima, pointed the accusing finger at the ruling All progressives Congress (APC) for allegedly “releasing their boys to unleash terror on our party.”

According to Atima, the attack on the party’s secretariat was a confirmation of the several threats received recently by the party’s candidate, Akpoti.

He said: “No amount of harassment and destruction will deter the party and its governorship candidate from contesting and winning Saturday’s election. We remain undaunted. We appeal to party faithful not to be discouraged over the recent development.”

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