Kogi Government Denies Attacking SDP Witnesses at Election Tribunal


The Kogi State government has denied that the Social Democratic Party orchestrated attacks on witnesses at the ongoing Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, calling the claim irresponsible.

The state administration stated that, contrary to the SDP’s “propaganda,” discerning members of the public were following the tribunal case and would realize that there was “no way anyone would plot an attack against witnesses who were already testifying against those who paid them to testify.”

Kingsley Fanwo, the state’s commissioner for information and communications, stated that it was vital to inform the SDP that the matter at the tribunal was between parties and that the state government, which it accused, was not one.

Fanwo, who spoke at a press conference in Lokoja yesterday, stated that if any attack did occur as claimed by the SDP, “it must have been stage-managed by the SDP to justify their failure to produce the number of witnesses they claimed to have in line with their modus operandi as witnessed during the campaign.”

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“Why would anyone try or even attack a witness who has testified against the people who paid him to do so? The discerning public is watching the tribunal case and recognizes there is no need to insult witnesses who are doing enough to cause the SDP to lose badly in court.

The state government said it was “incomprehensible for the SDP to continue to demonstrate anti-democratic tendencies and irritate the sensibilities of the people in such a reckless manner,” adding that “if they are so confident in their amateurish petition, why turn to self-help?

“We would not have bothered to respond to the SDP and its leadership because the state administration is preoccupied with governance; but, it is critical to correct the record and educate the public about the SDP’s history of lying.

“The governor of Kogi State is a law-abiding gentleman who is working hard to build on the successes of the previous government. He committed to defending all Kogites, regardless of their political or religious convictions. His dedication to keeping such promises is ironclad and unwavering.”

Techrectory with Agency Report.

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