- Bello balmes PDP for violence.
- Reasuures people of the state of adequate security.
Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello has described the shooting incidence which took place early hours of Wednesday during the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primaries in Lokoja as sad and unfortunate.
The Governor in a press release signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Hon Muhammed Onogwu expressed his disappointment with the unholy development stating that such dastardly acts were an affront to the security of lives and property which are the primary achievement of his administration and the one thing Kogites have come to take for granted in recent times.
The Governor who complained that the PDP failed to respect the law like his party. the All Progressives Congress (APC) had demonstrated less than a week ago said that such events can hold without unwelcome incidents of any kind.
While stating that details of the shooting still remain sketchy, Bello however noted that the gunfire incident may not be unconnected with the usual do-or-die politics of some of the opposition aspirants whose desperation to win at all costs has led to so violence and crises in the state.
He, therefore, directed the security agencies to get to the roots of the matter immediately which he said portended grave danger to the state’s gubernatorial elections scheduled for November 16 and promised to update the public as soon as he has been fully briefed by the law enforcement agencies.
While commiserating with the injured delegates and the families of an alleged dead victim, the governor assured the people of the state that this is one incident which will not be swept under the carpet no matter the status of those involved.
He, therefore, reiterated his commitment to institutionalising lasting peace in all parts of Kogi State and insisted that the same remained non-negotiable and declared that socioeconomic development cannot thrive with violence and thuggery as the order of the day.
He also urged the opposition to play by the rules while assuring citizens of their security always.