As the electorate in Kogi State brace up for the epic governorship election on Saturday November 21, the state chapter of the ruling Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, said it has unearthed a plot by the rival All Progressives Congress, APC, to disrupt the exercise and unleash mayhem on the people through aliens.
The Publicity Secretary of the PDP in the state, Mr Bode Ogunmola, raised the alarm while interacting with journalists at the secretariat of the Wada/Awoniyi campaign organisation in Lokoja, yesterday.
Ogunmola said reports reaching the party headquarters in Lokoja in the state indicated that some strange persons had recently been spotted in some communities in the state to the utter discomfort of their hosts.
According to Ogunmola, the yet to be identified youngsters have been spotted in Ajaokuta and Ijumu local government areas in the state, adding that reports indicated that they reside in nondescript hotels, guest houses and indeed cells in the forests.
He added that people strut around the communities in small groups and clusters, moving around local pubs and bars, and have reportedly been found consuming prohibited substances, even as he said they appear not to have a defined mission.
He said fears have been expressed that the set of new arrivals in Ajaokuta may not be unconnected with a terrorist sect, fingered in the recent attack on the detention facilities of the Department of State Services, DSS, in Lokoja, which was repelled by a coalition of security services.
Furthermore, Ogunmola stressed that the youngsters in Ijumu are most prominent in Iyamoye and Ekinrin Adde, and are fuelling apprehensions that they may be ‘diaspora supporters’ of Hon James Abiodun Faleke, the running mate of Prince Abubakar Audu, the APC governorship candidate.
He said Faleke, who until his emergence as APC deputy-governorship candidate in Kogi State, represented Ikeja-Lagos Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, originally hails from Ekinrinade.
Ogunmola called on security agencies in the state to investigate this development and thus spare the state the potential confusion and disorder, which these aliens may unleash on innocent lives and property as the election approaches.
According to him: ”We of the PDP, as law abiding citizens, owe our people and our country the obligation to expose anything and everything which may constitute a breach of the peace, law and order in our environment. We cannot be crying wolf where there is none which is why we call on all security agencies to dig into this report to nip this development in the bud.”
In specific terms, the Kogi State PDP spokesman invited the attention of the Kogi State Commissioner of Police, the State Director of Security Services, DSS, the Zonal Commander of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, among others, to investigate the allegation.


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