Murtala Ajaka, the Social Democratic Party’s (SDP) candidate for governor of Kogi state, has claimed that he is the target of an assassination plot in relation to the state’s governorship election on November 11, 2023.
In an interview with Politics Today on Channels TV, Ajaka made this assertion.
The SDP candidate’s assassination allegation followed an alleged incident in the state’s Dekina Local Government.
Ajaka claimed he was protesting the situation at the Abuja police headquarters.
“The attacks are taking place under one commander. You can see the vehicles. The civil defence (officers) they use there are not from Kogi State. They are in Kogi State for the election.
“The event happened in Dekina Local Government. That is the place I normally stay whenever I am in Dekina. I lived there, too. Their target was to get me, my DG campaign, and the APC zonal chairman, Mr Ahmad Ata, assassinated. That was their target.
“The governor said he did not want to see me… Let them take me to court. I will give the details. I have an audio tape.”
However, Ajaka alleged that Governor Yahaya Bello wanted to impose a successor on the people of Kogi State, saying the people were solidly behind his candidature.
“The governor wants to impose a successor on the people of Kogi State. But they don’t want Yahaya Bello anymore,” he said.