The Vice Chairmanship candidate of the PDP in Mopamuro LGA, Mr. Gbenga Agbona was yesterday, arrested by law enforcement agents for attacking a leader of the APC and former SSA to the Governor on Water Resources, Hon. Mayowa Alayemola.
Eyewitnesses told our reporters that the decision of the APC leaders to invite the Police was what saved the community from breakdown of law and order.
It would be recalled that the same Gbenga Agbona has been the mastermind of several attacks and use of dangerous weapons on APC Members in Ward 06 in previous elections.
A PDP Chieftain who doesn’t want his name in print told our reporters that the choice of Mr Gbenga Agbona was a largely misinformed one.
“We all know him in this community and we know his antecedents. His choice was promoted by those who wants to reward thuggery”, he said.
When contacted, the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Hon. Kingsley Fanwo said his concern is to ensure there is peace and tranquility in the Local Government Area, before, during and after the Poll.
“Orokere used to be the stronghold of the PDP, but our party has taken over. So we expect such a violent reaction. All they had always done is violence and creating crisis.
“The rallies on Tuesday and Wednesday showed the PDP clearly that Mopamuro is a no go area for the PDP. Resorting to violence will only worsen their situation because security agencies are prepared to maintain peace.
“I urge all our party members to maintain peace. We can’t be at vintage position and allow detractors take our eyes off the ball. Don’t attack anyone. Report violence to law enforcement agents and they will do their job professionally”.
Efforts to get the DPO of Mopa to comment on the incident have proved abortive.
The Local Government election poll in Kogi State is scheduled to hold on Saturday December 12, 2020.