Natasha Akpoti, the Social Democratic Party (SDP) governorship candidate in Kogi State, has alleged that Yahaya Bello has ordered her assassination.
She made this statement on Monday via her official twitter page. Akpoti wrote: “Gov Yahaya Bello has ordered for my assassination.”
On Sunday Akpoti called for the cancellation of the ongoing gubernatorial election in Kogi Central and some parts of Lokoja, the state capital.
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Akpoti said that “what happened in Kogi Central and other parts of the state was a far cry from a credible election,” hence the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, should cancel the elections and conduct a rerun.
She made the call in a statement she personally signed and issued on Sunday.
According to Akpoti: “Ballot boxes were destroyed and burnt in Okene, Adavi, Ajaokuta and Ogori Magongo and Okehi Local government areas and other parts of the state.”
She added that her party’s official agents were tied and intimidated.