The Social Democratic Party, governorship candidate in the Kogi state governorship election, Natasha Akpoti, has alleged that the Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello ordered for her assasination.
She made this known in a tweet on her official twitter handle on Monday.
🚨RED ALERT 🚨
Gov Yahaya Bello of Kogi st has ordered for my assassination.@PoliceNG @EUinNigeria @hrw @USEmbassyAbuja @UKinNigeria @MBuhari @ProfOsinbajo @OfficialAPCNg @OfficialPDPNig @DeleMomodu @realFFK @PeterPsquare @seunokin @AIT_Online @obyezeks @elrufai
— Natasha Akpoti (@NatashaAkpoti) November 18, 2019
Akpoti had on Sunday called for the cancellation of the gubernatorial election in Kogi Central and part of Lokoja, the state capital.
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.