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Hoodlums attack Kogi PDP candidate’s convoy, one feared dead

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship campaign council in Kogi State has decried attacks on members.

The organisation on Sunday in a statement alleged that a PDP supporter, Yusuf Seidu Uhiene, was killed at Ayingba in Dekina Local Government at the weekend, when the party’s governorship candidate, Musa Wada, an engineer, went there for a stakeholders’ meeting.

In the statement issued by the Deputy Director, Public Communication, Mr. Austin Okai, PDP said the spate of attacks were unbecoming and a threat to next month’s governorship poll.

He said thugs attacked the convoy of the PDP governorship candidate on Saturday when he visited Anyigba for a stakeholders’ meeting.

Okai alleged that Uhiene was killed by thugs suspected to be supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He said two PDP supporters, Nasiru Sule and Ilemona, were injured.

“Our candidate, Wada, was in Anyigba today to attend the Kogi East PDP stakeholders’ meeting. Between the main road and Harbour Bay, the venue of the meeting, APC thugs unleashed mayhem on our supporters, killing one and injuring two others,” Okai alleged.

He said the PDP Chairman for Anyigba Ward, Alhaji Amidu, has made a report to the police and appealed to the police to stop what he described as deadly activities of hired armed men by the APC.

Okai alleged: “The new system of laying ambush before attacking is a new trend devised by APC thugs to discourage the PDP from prosecuting its campaign due to begin soon.

“We condemn the killing of a promising young man who was going about his activities before he was attacked.”

He enjoined the law enforcement agencies to protect the interest of opposition party supporters, who he said have become the targets of the ruling APC in Kogi State.

The campaign organisation commiserated with the bereaved family and prayed for the repose of his soul.

It urged security agencies to arrest and prosecute the suspects.

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