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#OndoDecides2020: Group Accuses Kogi Gov Of Arming Thugs To Rig Election

Kogi Gov Yahaya Bello

A group, Ondo Youths Network, on Tuesday evening, raised the alarm over the alleged importation of thugs into Ondo State by the Kogi State governor, Mr. Yahaya Bello.

 The group accused the Kogi State helmsman of bringing with him the  administrators of the 21 local government councils in Kogi to wreak havoc in Ondo and lodging them in Mydas Hotel, Owo.

In a statement issued by its spokesman, Stephen Olawusi, the group alleged that the Kogi helmsman had stormed Ondo State with over 200 people with fake police uniforms, with a mandate to replicate the “Kogi formula” in Ondo State.

According to the statement, “Governor Bello, who was recently slammed with a travel ban by the United Kingdom government for electoral violence,  has asked his imported thugs to replicate Kogi agenda in the northern senatorial district of Ondo State. 

“He plans to distribute them across polling units in Hilux buses to hijack ballot boxes. 

“One of them, Osama Abdullahi, wearing Aketi fez cap, wrote on Facebook that he is in Owo to support Aketi’s second term. The question is, in what capacity is a notorious criminal and non-indigene going to support Akeredolu’s second term ambition?

“Osama job is to snatch ballot boxes and his outrightly contradict the peace pact signed by candidates on Tuesday.”

 Warning Governor Yahaya Bello should not turn Ondo State into a theatre of war, the group said Ondo people would not tolerate his rigging antics, adding that if Ondo State is set on fire, Nigerians should hold Governor Akeredolu responsible. 

“Akeredolu is desperate and paying lip service to peace,” the group said.

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