April 16, 2024

Fresh Plot To Suppress SDP Candidate, Murtala Yakubu Ajaka Uncovered

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– Ajaka Campaign Organization Urge President Bola Tinubu To Call Gov. Bello To Order

By Abubakar S. H

The Muritala Ajaka Campaign Organization has raised an alarm over  dastardly move and conspiracy between some security chiefs in Kogi State to arrest the Governorship candidate of Social Democratic Party (SDP), Alhaji Muritala Yakubu Ajaka and frame him with trump-up charges with the aim of puting him in detention.

This was contained in a press statement issued on Tuesday by the Director of Communication, Faruk Adejoh-Audu stating that the details of the plan began manifesting on Tuesday by a plan to arrest Ajaka and hastily arraign him before a Lokoja Court to legally detain him in prison.

According to the statement ” In furtherance of the plot, the State Commissioner of Police, Yusuf who had allegedly obstinately refused to investigate our petition of attempted assassination against the Governor and his thugs who attacked our motorcade on June 3, 2023 has now turnaround to accuse our governorship candidate, Murtala Ajaka of been the aggressor in the attack”.

” It also stated that some gun men in Mufti appeared at an address on Khartoum Street in Wuse, Abuja at about 12:300pm today, Tuesday claiming they have been detailed by Mr Yusuf to arrest Alhaji Ajaka for attempted assasination, gun possession and terrorism as a result of the same attack carried out by the governor”.

” These elaborate plot is an obvious manifestion to stop the escalating popularity of the SDP Candidate in the November 11, Governorship Elections”.

” The statement also alleged that  Governor Bello is a Governor whose administration has gained notoriety for violence, framing up opponents and compromising the institutions of the polity to gain advantage in elections”.

” Alhaji Ajaka has no record of violence whatsoever at anytime in his political career, but in the last four months the candidate, members of his campaign team have been at the receiving end of State violence from Federal security agents who have been obviously compromised to torment political rivals of Mr Bello”.

” We have cried out to all the relevant agencies of state to rein in Mr Bello and get him to play by the rules of engagement of electioneering to no avail”.

Where in the word is an interested party in an election allowed the pleasure to arrest opponents and clamp them into detention to prevent them from campaigning”.

” This plot was hatched after a campaign outing by Alhaji Ajaka at Idah during which a mammoth crowd never before recorded in history of rallies in Kogi  State came to recieve him”.

It was also alleged that In the last Presidential and National Assembly Elections Governor Bello took several bizarre measures to intimidate the then main opposition Peoples Democratic Party  in the state by deploying earth moving equipment to dig craters on several streets leading to polling units in the Central Senatorial District of Kogi State”.

” The intimidation was so effective that the PDP had to cancel its campaign flag off  rally in the said Central Senatorial District”.

” Two weeks ago, he procured security agents in the state to extra judicially execute Mallam Kabir Bala aka Okwo, a thug he freed from prison and unleashed on defenceless citizens of the state at the dawn of the 2019 Elections. Okwo was among about 20 thugs he freed from custody across the state to use for violence electoral mayhem in 2019.

It statement also said, ” The moment Okwo was executed, the commissioner of Police accused him of several heinous felonies. Yet Okwo was a reverred member of the party who was even Inaugurated by the governor as Ofu LGA Coordinator of the Tinubu/Shettima Campaign Council” .

” He was also one of the 67 delegates to the APC National Convention. At no time was he ever accused, invited or arrested for any crime since 2019 until he openly renounced violence and announced his support for Alhaji Ajaka before he was hunted down killed and then accused of various violent crimes “.

It was also alleged that In the last four years Many citizens of the state have been murdered in cold blood in the build up to elections or on election day the most heinous which was the procurement of a police helicopter to shoot at voters from the air on November 16, 2019″.

” Mr Bello has succeeded so far in this campaign of violence with the active connivance of the security forces in the state” .

” The brazen effort to frame up a governorship candidate on trump up charges and use the state’s intimidated judiciary to keep him out of circulation is a Notorious and desperate antics of electoral repression”.

The Murtala Ajaka Campaign Organization therefore called on the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to call the governor to order since we cannot press charges against him due to his executive immunity.

It also said ” the governor is using the state institutions of compliance to suppress opponents in an election  with the force of arms and we hereby task the Federal Government of Nigeria under president Tinubu to forestall such an unconstitutional desperation even from governor produced by his party”.

But we hereby called on the general attention of the world to take note that if anything untoward happens to Ajaka,  the Governor, The Nigerian Police, the Directorate of State Security (DSS) and the Nigerian Navy who have been eager participants in this unconscionable and unconstitutional act of repression despite our outcries be held to account”.

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