A female senatorial candidate in Kogi has alleged that the state governor shut her out of the Kogi
– Natasha Akpoti accused Governor Yahaya Bello of mounting over 100 fake police officers at Banda area of the state
– According to Akpoti, the governor is allegedly planning to disenfranchise her at the polls scheduled for Saturday, February 23
A senatorial candidate for the Kogi central district in the forthcoming election has accused Governor Yahaya Bello of shutting her out of the state in her bid to exercise her civil right as a Nigerian voter.
Natasha Akpoti in a series of tweet alleged that the governor mounted over 100 fake police officers at Banda area of the state preventing her from gaining entrance into Kogi on Friday, February 22.
Akpoti had earlier tweeted that she would be leaving Abuja to her hometown in Kogi central senatorial district on Friday, February 22, for the presidential and National Assembly elections scheduled to hold on Saturday, February 23.
However, barely seven hours after her tweet, the female politician who is contesting for the Kogi central senatorial seat under the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) alleged that the governor plans to disarm, plant weapons on her and arrest her.
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Further lamenting the female senatorial candidate said she had been stuck in Abaji, a popular location between Abuja and Lokoja, Kogi state’s capital city due to the blockade by the police officers.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that there was a major crisis in the Kogi state government as Chief Simon Achuba, the deputy governor, has reportedly raised an alarm saying his life was threatened and that his security aides had been withdrawn.
Achuba, on Sunday, February 17, at his residence in Lokoja, the capital of Kogi state, claimed that the commissioner of police in Kogi state, Busari Hakeem, withdrew his aides.
The deputy governor spoke with journalists lamenting that his security details including his ADC were ordered to report to Government House on the February 15, for briefing on the same day he was to travel home.
Achuba said when the ADC got to the Government House, he was accused of gun running after a security aide to the governor took him and others to the SARS office to make statement.