SDP candidate Akpoti accuses Yahaya Bello of disrupting election with thugs
The candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) Natasha Akpoti has accused the governor of Kogi State and the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) of using thugs to disrupt the governorship election.
“It is unfortunate that the government at hand, with due respect to the APC candidate, Yahaya Bello, has decided to take laws into his hands and sent thugs to attack,” Akpoti told reporters on Saturday.
Despite the violence, Akpoti said she has enjoyed support from all the senatorial districts in the state.
“I have the tremendous support of not just people from Kogi Central, but also Kogi East and Kogi West,” she said.
Akpoti had earlier alleged that soldiers chased electorates away at the Kuroko 2 polling unit in Adavi Local Government Area of the state while allowing agents of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to rig freely.
She raised the alarm in a tweet, on Saturday.
Akpoti tweeted: “Happening now!!! Soldiers just arrived Kuroko 2, Adavi LGA chasing people away while allowing APC agents to rig freely.”