As the November 11 governorship election in Kogi State draws closer, the All Progressives Congress has vowed to pursue justice for its member killed during the campaign rally of the Social Democratic party in the Konto-Nkarfe area of the state.
The spokesman/Director, Media and Publicity, Kogi APC Governorship Campaign Council, Kingsley Fanwo, said this in a press conference on Monday in Lokoja.
He added that the party was working closely with the security agencies to ensure that the perpetrators of the killing of an unarmed young lady were not only brought to book also to ensure that no act of criminality or violence would be tolerated before, during and after the November 11 election.
“We have invited you today to brief you on certain developments as we race to November 1 1, 2023. Chief among them was the gruesome murder of an unarmed woman at Kotonkarfe. While we commiserate with the family and the entire people of Kotonkarfe, we call on security agencies to ensure that those who killed her have undoubtedly declared war on the Nigerian state, whose responsibility it is to protect the poor woman who was killed by bullets from the barrels of the SDP rifles,” he said.
Fanwo said that it was on record that the SDP candidate already admitted that the Commissioner of Police was not aware of his rally.
He described the rally as “an ambush on the peace-loving people of Kotonkarfe.”
He called on the supporters of the party to remain calm as security agencies were trusted to ensure that the killers would be apprehended.
“The Kogi State APC campaign council will await the full reports of the security agencies,” he noted.