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Kogi guber: SDP, APC fight over alleged plot to burn INEC office

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship Campaign Council in Kogi has called on the public to hold the Social Democratic Party (SDP) responsible if anything untoward happens to the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) office in Lokoja.

The council also called on security agencies to fortify security around INEC offices, given the alarm raised by the SDP.

APC campaign spokesman Kingsley Fanwo said this in a statement issued in Lokoja Sunday night.

In a statement issued on Sunday by Isaiah Ijele, the MuriSam Campaign Council spokesman, SDP claimed it uncovered plans to burn down the INEC office.

“It has come to our notice via grave vines that there is an urgent need for security to be beefed around the Kogi INEC office in order to avert the sinister plot to burn down the office by mandate bandits,” said the SDP.

However, the APC campaign council claimed the alarm raised by SDP over the planned attack on the INEC office was to cover up the opposition’s plot to raze the INEC office and turn around to blame it on the APC.

“As they know, they have no evidence to substantiate their characteristic lies about the credibility of the Kogi State Governorship Poll that has been adjudged as the best in the democratic history of our dear state,” said the APC campaign council.

It added, “Their clandestine move to cover up their propaganda-fuelled claims about the election is well documented as we call on security agencies to fortify security around the offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission across the state.

“No amount of propaganda can help their baseless, senseless, unsubstantiated claims after their scorecard at the poll was at complete variance with their boastful pre-election posture. They have resorted to attacking INEC and everyone except themselves. Such is the sorry state of a party and its candidate who lack the political pedigree to challenge the politically rooted APC in Kogi.”

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