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Kogi Police Urges SDP to Discontinue Unsubstantiated Allegations of Planned Attack

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Kogi Police Urges SDP to Discontinue Unsubstantiated Allegations of Planned Attack

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The Kogi State Police Command has denied the allegations of a planned attack on supporters of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) governorship candidate, Murtala Ajaka.

The Muritala Yakubu Ajaka Campaign Organisation had accused Governor Yahaya Bello of orchestrating an attack on SDP supporters in the Kogi Local Government Area (LGA) during the campaign for the November 11 Kogi State governorship election. It alleged that the governor, faced with mass defections from the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi State, had enlisted the police commissioner to intimidate Ajaka’s supporters.

However, Police Public Relations Officer, SP William Ovye Aya, representing the Commissioner of Police in Kogi State, emphatically refuted the claims.

He stated that the accusations were purely the imagination of Faruk Adejoh-Audu and his political candidate, Yakubu Ajaka.

Aya stressed that the Commissioner of Police had maintained a high level of professionalism since assuming office one month ago, ensuring a fair and unbiased environment for all political parties and their candidates to operate in the state. The statement also urged against dragging the police into political matters.

“The SDP Candidate and his Campaign Organization should leave the Police alone and focus on issues-based Campaigns and soliciting for support from the electorate instead of resorting to cheap blackmail, bullying and arm-twisting for Political sympathy from the public who already know their tricks, gimmicks and antecedents,” the statement read.

“The entire narrative to injure, assassinate and malign the hard-earned reputation and integrity of the Commissioner of Police is the height of insensitivity, callousness, self-serving and emblematic of desperation, vindictiveness, a Propensity for destructiveness and to salivate the insidious and vaulting Political ambition of a psychopath.”