Kogi State Government Denies Allegations of Witness Attack in Election Petition Tribunal

The Kogi State Government has refuted allegations made by the Social Democratic Party (SDP) concerning an attack on their witnesses in the ongoing election petition tribunal. The SDP is contesting the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 2023 governorship poll.

Speaking at a press conference in Lokoja on Saturday, the state Commissioner for Information, Kingsley Fanwo, dismissed the claims made by the SDP, stating that there is no evidence to support their allegations of witness attacks.

Fanwo emphasized, “Our attention has been drawn to baseless allegations by the Social Democratic Party regarding alleged attacks on their witnesses in the ongoing tribunal. There is no substantiated evidence to support these claims.”

He further clarified, “The Kogi State Government remains steadfast in its commitment to security and upholding constitutional principles, ensuring a peaceful and secure state.”

Fanwo also addressed accusations of attacks on supporters of Muritala Ajaka, the SDP candidate in the election, labeling them as unfounded and part of a pattern of falsehood propagated by the SDP.

While acknowledging the importance of addressing such allegations, Fanwo reiterated the government’s focus on governance and its dedication to maintaining peace and security within the state.


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