Kogi election: APC reacts to outbreak of violence, death of PDP Women Leader – Daily Post Nigeria

The Progressives () has condemned the post- violence reported in , which led to the of a () woman , Salome Abuh, and destruction of property in the state.

The party, in a statement issued by its National Publicity , Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu, in on Wednesday, condoled with the of the deceased and others affected by the post-election violence.

Issa-Onilu, who quoted the state command as saying that the killing was as a result of a reprisal attack, urged the to ensure that the violence was not allowed to escalate.

“We are aware that Gov. Yahaya Bello has already directed enforcement agencies to out the perpetrators.

“The APC abhors violence and criminalities which, sadly, have continued to plague our electioneering process.

“We urge people to see election as a democratic contest and not a do-or-die and for which we should pay with our lives.

“We pray that the culprits are and the full weight of the law brought to bear on them.

Muhammadu has advised those who are not satisfied with the results of the governorship in Kogi and Bayelsa to seek redress in and shun violence.

“We must all this call,” the APC said

DAILY POST had reported that two persons were confirmed dead in Lokoja during a bloody clash by party supporters on Monday at Ochadamu, Ofu area of Kogi State.

The ’s Spokesman, DSP Willam Aya, who confirmed the development on Tuesday, said that a former in the local , Mrs Salome Abu and Mr Awalu Zekeri died in the crisis.

According to him, the crisis erupted on Monday due to a misunderstanding between Zekeri of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Mr Goodwin Simeon, a member of the Peoples (PDP).

As a result, angry youths in Ochadamu mobilised to the of Mr Simeon Abuh, who is an uncle to the suspect and set it ablaze, thereby burning 60-year- Mrs Salome Abuh to death.”

Until her death, Abuh was the Leader of PDP in Ochadamu.

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