Governor of Kogi State, Captain Idris Wada, has alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is already using security agents and
“compromised officials” of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to rig Saturday’s governorship election in the state.
He alleged that the APC governorship candidate, Prince Abubakar Audu, had bribed the designated returning officer with N1m ahead of the election. “We have received extremely disturbing information about the desperate plan of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to rig Saturday’s Governorship Election using the security agencies, particularly the Nigerian Army and some unscrupulous INEC personnel. The grand plan, which is already being executed, is designed to impose the APC candidate against the will of the electorate of Kogi State,” he said.
“Specific intelligence gathered by our campaign committee indicates that the APC is involved in the devious strategic posting and deployment of security and electoral personnel in order to achieve their diabolic plan.
A Lieutenant Colonel by the name of Isidore Ama was about two weeks ago redeployed to Kogi State by the army authorities apparently at the behest of the APC to help its election efforts. LT COL Ama, it may interest you to know, headed a team of soldiers that invaded the country home of Senator Atai Aidoko of the Peoples Democratic Party and killed four persons in 2007 during the Governorship Election contested by Alhaji Ibrahim Idris and Mr Abubakar Audu in that year.
“Lt Col Amah had claimed they were in search of arms and thugs. No arms were recovered but PDP supporters who were in the Distinguished Senators premises were mowed down in cold blood. Despite complaints made to the military authorities, we are not aware that this extra-judicial political murder masterminded by this soldier who was then a Captain was ever redressed,” he said.