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Igala group demand postponement of Kogi Election



Igala group demand postponement of Kogi Election

The Kogi East Elders Council (KEEC), an Igala group, has issued a plea for the postponement of the scheduled November 11 governorship election in Kogi State.

The council, expressing concern over the prevailing violence and killings in the state, made this request in a statement on Thursday through its Secretary of the Political Committee, Alphonsus K. Alhassan.

Highlighting the need for urgent action, the elders urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to declare a state of emergency in Kogi State.

They further called for the appointment of an administrator to oversee the state’s affairs until normalcy is restored, emphasizing that such measures are crucial to ensuring a free, fair, and credible electoral process.

The statement from the council emphasized the unsettling situation in Kogi State, particularly in Kogi East, stating,

“What we are seeing in Kogi State and Kogi East in particular leaves much to be desired. We cannot watch our people intimidated, harassed and slaughtered endlessly by anybody in the name of politics. We have had enough of this beastly behaviour.”

In addition to the call for the postponement of the election, the elders insisted on the immediate redeployment of key security officials from the state.

Specifically, they demanded the removal of the State Commissioner of Police, Bethrand Onuoha, and the Director of the Department of State Services (DSS), Navy Commander NU Akalezi, alleging that these officials had been compromised.

The elders’ statement reflects growing concerns about the state of security and political stability in Kogi, prompting calls for decisive measures to address the issues before proceeding with the gubernatorial election.

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