As a sign of respect for Ms. Khadijat Yahaya, an APC member who died following an attack by suspected thugs, the party has paused its campaign for the Nov. 11 Kogi Governorship Election.
This was mentioned in a Lokoja statement by Mr. Kingsley Fanwo, the state Campaign Council’s spokesperson.
After an altercation between Social Democratic Party (SDP) and APC supporters in Kotonkarfe on September 29, Khadijat is said to have died.
Alhaji Usman Ododo, the state’s APC governorship candidate, paid a visit to the deceased’s family on Tuesday in Kotonkarfe to express his condolences for her passing.
Ododo expressed shock at her demise and prayed to God for the repose of her soul.
Responding, Malam Saliu Akawu, thanked Ododo for the visit.
Akawu said the conduct of Ododo showed that he was a compassionate leader who would always identify with his people.
He said that Khadijat was a very peace-loving person whose life was cut short by evil men.
Ododo also visited the Palace of the Ohimege of Kotonkarfe, Alhaji Abdulrazak Koto, where he expressed sadness over the death of Khadijat.
He described her as a woman of peace who was desirous of seeing development in Kotonkarfe and promised to ensure justice for the deceased family.