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Assassination Attempt: Kogi SDP Guber Candidate Accuses Security Chiefs of Complicity




The Kogi State governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Murtala Ajaka has alleged that a combined team of police officers and thugs invaded the residence of his campaign Director, Ibrahim Jubril  in an attempt to assassinate him in the early hours of yesterday.

Ajaka made the allegation on at a press conference in his campaign office in Abuja

According to him, it was by the grace of God that he is alive, adding that three police officers who were assigned to him lost their lives in the attack.

“It is by the special grace and mercy of almighty Allah that I sit here to address you today. If men were God I, Muritala Yakubu Ajaka, the candidate of the Social Democratic Party for this weekend’s election would have been assassinated this morning by an ad hoc force of thugs and policemen who invaded the residence of the DG of my campaign Sheik Ibrahim Jubril for the sole purpose of assassinating me.

 “In the course of the attack which lasted for almost two hours between 5am and 7am this morning, three policemen officially attached to protect me from the Special Protection Unit of the Nigeria Police were killed by the rogue force hurriedly put together by the Commissioner of Police, Mr Berthrand Onuoha; the Kogi Director of Department of State Service (DSS) Mr Tosin Ajayi and the Officer Commanding the NNS Lugard Ajulu for that purpose.

“We had planned a rally for today in Anyigba. My advance party, including about six policemen had gone on advance party yesterday to await my arrival last night.

 “Three among these officers were assassinated this morning while others including the Director of New Media for Campaign Council, Mr ID Ijele were abducted, ” he alleged.

He  added that one policeman was killed at the scene, while two others were taken alive, stressing that: “my information is that they were summarily executed in a bush around Ajegwu on Itobe- Ayingba highway at about 8am this morning while the rogue force was returning to Lokoja.”

He accused the security chiefs in the state of culpability in the assassination attempt on his life.

“This outrageous act masterminded by the security chiefs in Lokoja is the manifestation of the desperate effort by the State Governor, Mr Yahaya Bello to frustrate the resolve of the federal government to guarantee a free and fair election in Kogi this weekend.

“As you are aware, following the promise of Mr. President that this election will be violence-free, the federal government began deploying soldiers to Kogi particularly Kogi East where thugs of the governor had virtually taken control attacking supporters of other parties and every single rally or meetings of the SDP, ” Ajaka further alleged.

He praised the military which had shown great level of professionalism in providing peace and security at the critical election period.

“The arrival of the military greatly reduced the ability of these thugs to move around to cause havoc and it is obvious that if such a peaceful atmosphere is sustained till Saturday it will be impossible for Bello’s cousin who he anointed as APC candidate to measure up in the election,” he said.

He also noted that they were privy to information on the planned attack.

“We uncovered the plot for this violence last week and the spokesman of our campaign raised the alarm in a statement last Wednesday when the rogue ad hoc force was being constituted and given the directive to kill the DG, Sheik Ibrahim and the youth leader Alhaji Ahmad Attah.

“This timely outcry forced them to abort the diabolic plan and we thought they had abandoned the plot following our exposure.

 “Unfortunately, these three officers who had not made any pretences of executing the agenda of the governor got wind of my planned movement last night and decided to invade the house they expected I slept early this morning,” he alleged.

Ajaka claimed  that the state police commissioner issued a statement that they invaded a house where thugs were living.

“I have heard that the police commissioner issued a statement earlier claiming they had invaded a house where thugs are being kept and killed three thugs and recovered two AK 47 from the thugs.

“This is really sad for a police commissioner to coordinate the killing of police officers to serve the interest of a politician. Are policemen officially attached to me now thugs?

“If the policemen and our director of new media, a senatorial candidate in the last general elections were indeed thugs who did they attack?

“How can a police commissioner and his collaborators attack a private house with an armoured tank in search of thugs? he queried.

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APC Hails Uzodimma, Ododo On Election Victory, Commends INEC



The All Progressives Congress has congratulated its governorship candidates in Imo and Kogi states, Hope Uzodimma and Usman Ododo, respectively, on their victory at last Saturday’s election.

The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Felix Morka, revealed this in a statement signed on Monday, November 13.

The statement read, “The All Progressives Congress congratulates His Excellency, Hope Uzodimma, on his re-election as Executive Governor of Imo State, and Usman Ododo on his emergence as Governor of Kogi State.

“The landslide victories of both Governor Uzodinma and Ododo at the just-concluded gubernatorial polls attest to the exceptional performance of the APC-led administrations in both states and resonated loudly with voters.

“We are confident that Governor Uzodimma will consolidate and extend the impressive accomplishments of his first term in Imo State, while Usman Ododo, on his part, will build on the solid record of the outgoing APC-administration in Kogi State.

“We commend the Independent National Electoral Commission and security agencies for professionally discharging their constitutional duties during the election in both states.

“We salute the Imo and Kogi electorate for their invaluable and massive support of our great party.”


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Breaking News! IMO DECIDES: Hope Uzodinma Steps Down For Anyanwu, Looses Presidential Support



Gov. Hope Uzodinma has stepped down for SamDaddy Anyanwu as he could not garner support from Mr. President, Bola President Tinubu.

Ahead of the November 11th governorship election, the All progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Gov. Hope Uzodinma, has stepped down for Sen. Samuel Nnaemeka Anyanwu, also known as SAMDADDY, as he could not garner a nod and/or any iota of support from Mr. President, Bola Tinubu.

recall that during the presidential primary election of All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2022, Gov. Hope Uzodinma personally purchased the #100m nomination form for Ahmed Lawan, the former Senate President, who got the support of the National Chairman of All progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Abdullahi Adamu.

Our investigation revealed that the embattled Gov. Hope Uzodinma, for over two months now, has been restless trying ferret and/or fetch the attention of Mr. President to help him clutch at his re-election ambition by directing the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the security agents to lend him cooperations to rig off the upcoming governorship election but Mr. President insisted while maintaining that he would not interfere in the said Imo election.

Standing on his firm resolve, Mr. President promised that there would be fair play, free and/or unhindered participations in the said upcoming polls in Imo State to all the parties and their candidates without any interference and/or undue favouritism and/or supportations of any kind of from the security agents: military, police, etc as well as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

In fact, it’s gathered, from inside Aso Rock, that Mr. President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, would not want Gov. Hope Uzodinma to be re-elected to quell and/or douse the burning fires of insecurity in the State.

Political analysts as well as some political high-fliers both in Imo State and in Nigeria, including elsewhere, have interpreted Mr. President’s position as a payback in Gov. Hope Uzodinma’s coin for the socio-political betrayal or sabotage from Gov. Hope Uzodinma against Mr. President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu,  during the days in “wilderness” at All Progressives Congress’ (APC’) primary in 2022.

On Thursday, the 9th day of November, 2023, after all efforts made by Gov. Hope Uzodinma to obtain Mr. President’s support dashed away or proved abortive, unfortunately, the said embattled Imo State governor, Gov. Hope Uzodinma, has informed his loyalists and his few myopic supporters in the State that his guber aspiration and/or project was unsure and visibly in confusing jeopardy as his sordid plans to use the military, police and Ebube Agu security to rig the said election has been shattered as the Presidency has directed the disbandment of Ebube Agu secret militia and redeployment of Imo State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Barde, whom Gov. Hope Uzodinma had already but heavily sorted with millions of Naira and Dollars.

Inside information indicates that Gov. Hope Uzodinma has been directed by the Presidency to work together with the People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP’s)  Candidate, Sen Samuel Nnaemeka Anyanwu, (SAMDADDY), to save himself from pepertual socio-political condemnation and/or being disgraced by probe.

In compliance with the above, Gov. Hope Uzodinma has directed his loyalists and/or supporters to mobilize and support the candidature of Sen. Samuel Nnaemeka Anyanwu (SamDaddy) of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and vote for him come Saturday, the 11th November, 2023 governorship election in Imo State.

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Afenifere: Fasoranti Differs With Adebanjo On S-Court Verdict



FORMER Leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, yesterday, disagreed with the leader of the group, Pa Ayo Adebanjo, over the Supreme Court verdict that affirmed President Bola Tinubu’s victory during the February 25, 2023 general election.

Pa Adebanjo and other Afenifere leaders had met in Isanya Ogbo area of Ijebu in Ogun State, and faulted the Supreme Court verdict, which affirmed the victory of President Tinubu.

They said that the judgement has rendered the billions of naira expended on electoral reform, a waste.

But, in a counter-reaction, Pa Fasoranti, in a statement, disowned Adebanjo’s position on the Supreme Court judgement.

Fasoranti said: “The attention of Chief Reuben Fasoranti and other leaders has been drawn to a communique purportedly released in the name of Afenifere by the General Secretary, Chief Sola Ebiseni, where Afenifere is said to fault the Supreme Court judgement upholding Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu’s election as the President of Nigeria.

“This is far from the truth about Afenifere’s leadership position on the matter.

“Let it be on record that Chief Fasoranti and other Afenifere leaders are not privy to such ignominious press release, did not authorise it and do not subscribe to the seditious act such may portend.

“It is merely an unfortunate misadventure of some Labour Party elements within the Afenifere fold who would rather drag the body’s reputation in the mud to achieve whatever sinister and seditious end they might have concocted.

“The world will recall that Chief Fasoranti had congratulated the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces on his election into office, and also expressed solidarity over his victory at the apex court.

“It is then clearly underhanded and mischievous to have such preposterous attack on the judiciary by intemperate elements within the fold, fanning the embers of national discords with political motives, using the name of Afenifere.

“We are unequivocal in reiterating that Pa Ayo Adebanjo is the Acting Leader, who, in the natural and traditional order of Afenifere, is expected to defer to his leader who appointed him, Chief Fasoranti, without reservations.

“To do otherwise is to tread such ignoble path in national discourse as this unfortunate release reveals.

“The meeting recently held in Ogbo Ijebu, at no point raised or decided on the attack on the judiciary as the statements of the General Secretary seemed to portray.

“The leaders of Afenifere would like to challenge Chief Ebiseni to offer the world, the true record of deliberations at the said meeting to confirm its concurrence with the communique he so released to the world.

“The ethos and structure of Afenifere vest the leadership authority in the Leader as the Olori Ebi; until such time that he joins his forebears, notwithstanding whoever he has chosen to act on his behalf.


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