“Kogi APC woman killed by SDP Supporters won’t die in vain” Hon. Fanwo Assures
… Says SDP Governorship Candidate must pay for the blood of the innocent woman.
Hon. Kingsley Femi Fanwo
Spokesman/Director, Media and Publicity, Kogi APC
Governorship Campaign Council has assured of justice for the murdered APC supporter killed in Kotonkarfe at the weekend.
The Kogi State APC Governorship Campaign Council in a press briefing assured that the APC woman who he said was alledgly killed by SDP Supporters
won’t die in vain, insisting that Muritala Yakubu Ajaka the SDP Governorship Candidate must pay for the blood of the innocent woman.
Addressing Newsmen Hon. Fanwo said ” 0ur Candidate for the November 1 1, 2023 Governorship election, Alh. Ahmed Usman Ododo has remained uncompromisingly committed to an issue-based campaign that is devoid of violence, ethnocentric narratives or divisive tendencies”.
While pointing out that the APC Campaign has been peaceful, uniting and a true reflection of the enduring legacies that have kept the party at the apex of political performance in our the state.
According to Hon Fanwo, “the APC Governorship Candidate has been engaging in issue-based campaign that entails tailoring promises, assurances and social contract with the peace-loving people of the state, wants the people of the state to be convinced by the legacies of the system he served in, his promises of consolidation and continuity, his antecedents and competence, as well as his message of unity”.
” We have invited you today to brief you of certain developments as we race to November 1 1, 2023. Chief among them was the gruesome murder of an unarmed woman at Kotonkarfe by people suspected to be the armed thugs of the candidate of the Social Democratic Party, Alh. Muritala Yakubu Ajaka. While we commiserate with the family and the entire people of Kotonkarfe”
” We call on security agencies to ensure that those who threatened to kill and went ahead to kill have undoubtedly declared war on the Nigerian state, whose responsibility it is to protect the poor woman who was killed by bullets from the barrels of the SDP riffles”.
” 1t is on record that the SDP Candidate already said the Commissioner of Police was not aware of his rally. The rally was a satanic ambush on the peace-loving people of Kotonkarfe, leaving in its wake, the blood of an innocent woman whose only sin was belonging to the All Progressives Congress”.
“We call on the supporters of our party to remain calm as security agencies are trusted to ensure that killers don’t walk freely without consequences”.
” The Kogi State APC Campaign Council will await the full reports of the security agencies”, said the initial statement of the Police authorities have been reassuring.
“There must be justice for the murdered soul. It is high time Kogites call the blood-sucking campaign of the SDP to order. Elections are won on the ballot and not via the bullet. Even in the face of glaring provocation, our party and our campaign will remain peaceful and play according to the rules of the game”.
“The unguarded, inflammatory and acidic statements of the SDP candidate, Alh. Muritala Yakubu Ajaka on national television have not gone unnoticed. What is of surprise to us is how he gets away after calling a whole ethnic group “a common enemy”.
” He also said they were ready for violence. His utterances and actions are not supported by the Electoral Law. And we are sure INEC and relevant authorities have taken note of this”.
“His campaign has been divisive and inciting, yet he walks around spreading the propaganda of him being hunted. They commit visible crimes and turn around to play the victims. The quietness of the law enforcement agencies has emboldened him to spill the blood of an innocent woman”.
“His desperation in the face of looming humiliation at the polls has undoubtedly put him in a very dangerous corner”.
“Only Muritala Yakubu and the thugs he moves around with think he has a chance. Conduct your poll in Kogi State today, even in Igaland, you will find that he is not even near the top two contenders in the forthcoming governorship election”.
“The reason is that the good people of Igala Land, having followed his activities over the years, and knowing that he lacks the intellectual capacity to represent them, would rather go with responsible candidates”.
“He is not even near the list of hopeful contenders. He will be roundly defeated at the Poll and he will still account for his sins against humanity”.
“We salute the people of Kotonkarfe for their perseverance and calm in the face of an unprovoked invasion and murder”.
“We assure you of justice. The murdered won’t die in vain. Muritala Yakubu Ajaka must pay for the blood of the innocent woman”.
Hon. Fanwo said no amount of ethnic parroting can distract the politically sagacious Minister of Steel Development, HM Prince Shuaibu Abubakar Audu, who doubles as the Director General Campaign Council from the historic task ahead.
“His late father, Prince Abubakar Audu, was committed to a united, prosperous and peaceful Kogi State”.
“The Director General is only following his footsteps. It is obvious that the rising profile of the Minister and his unassailable inroads into the hearts of the people of Kogi State has become the nightmare of these befuddled politicians”.
“0n the Supreme Court case between our Candidate and Sen. Smart Adeyemi, we have chosen not to be involved in prejudice, hence we will not make any serious comments on it. It is before a competent court of jurisdiction and they will determine whether his claims are justiciable or not. Our lawyers have shown proofs of the fact that primary was held. The lower court and the Appeal Court agreed with them. We will await the Supreme Court verdict”, hon Fanwo said.