The Campaign Council of the candidate for the governorship of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state of Kogi, has requested that the attacks against Engr be investigated. The convoy of Musa Wada in Ankpa on Saturday.
In a statement issued by the Director of Public Communications to the Council, Comrade Austin Okai, and sent to Latest Nigeria newspaper on Saturday, alleged a deliberate attack on the convoy of the candidate to intimidate party supporters who hoped to receive him while he was on the tour of gratitude.
According to the statement, the Vice President of the Kogi State Assembly Chamber, Hon. Ahmed Ahmed and a professor at Kogi State University, Dr. Usman Ogbo, were allegedly involved in the attack.
“We want to raise the alarm for a deliberate attack on the convoy of the PDP governor candidate, engineer Musa Wada in Ankpa by the vice president, the Kogi State Assembly Chamber, the Honorable Ahmed Ahmed and a Dr. Ogbo Usman, a staunch defender of the governor of Kogi, Alhaji Yahaya Bello
“We urge the State Police Commissioner, Busari Hakeem and the Director of State Security Services to immediately investigate the incident,” he said.
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that The statement explained that the APC zonal leader in charge of Kogi East, Mr. Ahmed Attah had previously threatened that whoever did not vote APC should stay away from Kogi East.
The Council said the incident should be investigated, adding that there was a deliberate plan to cause chaos involving an elite of the All Progressives Congress.
“There is a deliberate and premeditated plan to provoke chaos in Ankpa and the adjoining community by some elite officials and senior officials in the area, knowing very well that the PDP governor candidate will visit the city today.”
“The decision of the Vice President of the Chamber of the State Assembly, in the company of Dr. Usman Ogbo, to lead the convoy of the PDP candidate, was an attempt on his life and that of his innocent great followers,” he said.
They insisted that security agencies in the state should act, to avoid breaking law and order, while the candidate continues his tour to Idah on Sunday, while urging party supporters to respect the law.