Kogi State APC Campaign Council has decried continued attacks on members of the party in the state.
The campaign council called on security agencies to stem the tide of attacks allegedly sponsored by opposition Social Democratic Party (SDP) and it candidate in the recently concluded governorship election in the state.
In a statement issued by its spokesperson, Kingsley Femi Fanwo, in Lokoja on Monday, the APC campaign reiterated its call on security agencies to arrest SDP governorship candidate, Alhaji Murtala Yakubu Ajaka.
Fanwo lamented the recent gruesome attack on a staunch supporter of the All Progressives Congress in Anyigba, Dekina local government area, Hajiya Memuna who escaped death in the hands of alleged SDP thugs in the late hours of Sunday.
“Memuna, who is the Woman Leader of Obeya Kekele Polling Unit in Anyigba Ward was attacked for supporting the candidacy of Alh. Ahmed Usman Ododo against the ethnic agenda of the SDP governorship candidate, Muritala Yakubu Ajaka.
“She has been rushed to a private hospital where Doctors are battling to save her life.
“The prevalent killing of APC supporters in Kogi East by the Muritala Yakubu Ajaka killer squad was one of the dark spots of the Kogi guber poll which was largely free, fair and credible. Security agencies in the state gave the killer candidate and his party a free reign as they terrorized the Kogi East people for not subscribing to the ethnic agenda of Muritala Yakubu.
“The killing of an APC supporter in Kotonkarfe which drew no consequences, has enlivened the audacity of Muritala Yakubu Ajaka and his killers to think they can always get away with acts of criminalities as the heads of security agencies in the state have appeared helpless in defending and securing the people.
“In a show of wanton intrepid recklessness, the SDP jesters have come out boldly to tag security agencies as killers and outlaws without consequences. Muritala Yakubu Ajaka is enjoying immunity conferred on him only by security agencies and he is busy supervising the killing of innocent citizens of the state,” Fanwo said.
The APC campaign council stated that if anything untoward happens to any of it members henceforth, they will hold the Commissioner of Police and the Director of the State Security Service in charge of Kogi State responsible for abetting the criminal activities of Muritala Yakubu Ajaka.
“It is the fundamental right of citizens to freely choose who to associate with in accordance with Chapter 4, Section 40 of the the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“We call on the NSA, Inspector General of Police and the DG DSS to as a matter of urgency, order the immediate arrest of Muritala Yakubu Ajaka, the defeated candidate of the Social Democratic Party in the recently conducted Kogi Guber election over the atrocities being perpetrated under the guise of politics by the bitter loser.”
He called on APC supporters in Anyigba and across the state to maintain peaceful conduct as the party will explore all peaceful and legal means to bring perpetrators of violence on our members to book.
He assured that the Governor-Elect, Alhaji Usman Ododo, will continue to promote peace, unity and prosperity among the people of Kogi state.