The Kogi State Chapter of African Democratic Congress (ADC) has condemned in totality the continuous attacks on its members and the shambolic disruption of its campaign gathering.
We condemn the continous attacks on our party members by armed thugs of the All Progressive Congress(APC) in Kogi State. This violent trend is unacceptable and unfortunate. This trend must stop and be condemn by all. The security agencies in Kogi State must be aware.
The Kogi State Chapter of African Democratic Congress(ADC) therefore called on Kogi State Police Command to, without delay, address and halt further attacks on its members by rampaging and sponsored alleged APC thugs in Kogi State.
Bashir Ibrahim Ellah, ADC Publicity Secretary in Kogi State states this in Lokoja on Monday.
In a statement issued on Monday, the party said the continous attacks on its members by ADC thugs is condemnable and unacceptable.
“Barely 48 hours(Saturday) that our campaign train, buses and members were ambushed and attacked in Agbenema in Ayingba, another group of thugs have attacked ADC members in EJULE, OFU LGA, today Monday.
“At the moment, members of our party have been seriously injured and properties destroyed.
The security agencies in Kogi State should perform their constitutional duties of securing lives and properties of the citizenry and ensuring a peaceful environment for everyone’s choice of association.
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We enjoined all ADC members and supporters to resist the urge of initiating any reprisal attack as ADC is a peace loving party and the party intend to maintain that, the statement reads.