A call has been made to the office of the Inspector General of Police by the gubernatorial candidate of the Social Democratic Party, Alhaji Muritala Yakubu Ajaka, over alleged threat to his “personal life, his party and followers by the incumbent Governor of Kogi State,Alhaji Yahyah Bello”.
In his strong worded petition to the IGP dated 12th July,2023, a copy of which was made available to our correspondent, Ajaka said that he viewed each day as a blessing from God.
Ajaka’s petition was actually written through the office of Falana and Falana Chambers, stating that since his nomination as the gubernatorial candidate for the forthcoming Kogi State election, his person, the party and his followers have been subjected to incessant threat to life, harassment and intimidation by the Executive Governor of Kogi State,Alhaji Yahayah Bello.
The petition read in part, “Threat to life, intimidation, harassment, blackmail…by the Executive Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahyah Bello against the person of Alhaji Muritala Yakubu Ajaka…”
The Executive Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahyah Bello, was alleged to have made life unbearable for him by using state apparatus to box him into a political corner by disallowing him to exercise his Constitutional rights.
Alhaji Muritala Yakubu Ajaka said that the Kogi State Governor would not allow him to enjoy peace in Kogi State nor would he allow him ,his party and supporters to exercise their fundamental rights of peaceful assembly and association.
The petitioner said he had surreptitiously been waylaid by hoodlums ostensibly sponsored by the state in an attempts to cause him, the party and his teeming supporters bodily harm.
Ajaka consequently pleaded with the Inspector General of Police to use his good offices to call to order the alleged untoward activity of the Executive Governor with a view to allowing peace to reign in the State.
“I am a man of Peace.The State belong to all of us.The development of our State is cardinal to any peace loving individuals.We can only develop our State when we all eschew bitterness.Together,we shall make Kogi great”,he said in a separate chat with our Correspondent.
Meanwhile, all attempts to hear from Governor Yahyah Bello were not successful as he was said to be too busy attending to state functions.