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Wed. Dec 11th, 2019

Shooting at PDP primaries sad, unfortunate – Governor Bello

Kogi governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has reacted to the shooting incident at the PDP primaries in the state – The governor remonstrated with the opposition PDP for failing to keep the law – Governor Bello directed security agencies to get to the root of the matter immediately Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has described the shooting incidence which took place early hours of Wednesday, September 4 during the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primaries in Lokoja as sad and unfortunate. The governor made the statement in a press release made available to journalists in Lokoja and signed by his chief press secretary, Hon Muhammed Onogwu. Bello who expressed his disappointment with the unholy development stated 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.” Breaking: Buhari directs CBN to stop providing foreign exchange for food importation The governor remonstrated with the opposition PDP for failing to keep the law, especially as the rival All Progressives Congress (APC) which is his party, “had demonstrated less than a week ago that such events can hold without unwelcome incidents of any kind.” He said details of the shooting were still sketchy, but 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 such violence and crises in the state, including this one.” The governor directed the security agencies to get to the root of the matter immediately, declaring that it portended grave danger to the state’s gubernatorial elections scheduled for Saturday, November 16. He promised to update the public as soon as he has been fully briefed by the law enforcement agencies. Commiserating with the injured delegates and the families of an alleged sole dead victim, Governor Bello assured the people of Kogi state that this is one incident which will not be swept under the carpet no matter the status of those involved.
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