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Kogi Governorship Aspirant Flees To Ibadan Over Threat To Life

Posted: Aug 10, 2015 at 12:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Oladele Ogunsola Ibadan 

Because of alleged threat to her life, one of the gubernatorial aspirants of the All Progressives Congress(APC) in the forthcoming governorship election in Kogi State, Hadiza Ibrahim has run to Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

The only female among the almost  20 gubernatorial  aspirants within her party expressed worries at what she  described as ‘dangerous dimension’, which the race was  assuming has however written the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Solomon Arase on the ugly development and requested to assistance.

Briefing some journalists of the development in Ibadan at the weekend, she lamented that all the APC gubernatorial  aspirants were billed to appear before the screening committee in Kogi state today (Monday) and insisted that  the security agencies already contacted should ‘save her  soul’.

According to her, she said that she was advised to return to Abuja by an unknown person in Lokoja last Friday after  picking Expression of Interest form in Abuja owing to security threat.

She claimed to have received series of text threats and calls particularly from somebody who claimed to be close to the top echelon of the APC, but, she expressing optimism  that the security agencies would live up to their duties and not only track and arrest her tormentors but provide security for her.

She maintained that she would not bow to any threat saying there was no going back as narrated her ordeal in the  Nigerian murky water of politics.

The gubernatorial hopeful recalled that her son Kamaldeen  Yahyah (33 years) who was sympathetic to the political plight of President Muhammadu Buhari was murdered by yet-to-be identified assailants in Ibadan on 15th August  2014 at his Bodija residence in Ibadan.

“I acknowledge that it’s a men’s turf but I know it’s a turf that has been defined by the doggedness, determination and labour of women. Kogi must be free from  the current underdevelopment. We must emancipate our people  from poverty and diseases and we must consciously empower  the people, especially our women and girls.

“Politics should not be with tears. This recent threat to my  life by some political cabals in Kogi is designed to make women run away from politics and I will not chicken out.  There is no going back because I have the support of my people”, she added.