The leading Kogi East senatorial candidate Victor Adoji is not finding it pleasant over attack on his person and his supporters due to his growing popularity among the electorate which make the ruling party in the state uncomfortable.
Information filtering in has it that African Democratic Congress candidate’s supporters are being hounded out of town ahead of the Saturday, February 23, 2019 poll.
‘’They are being arrested and attacked under different facades’’ a source stated.
Details available alleged Edward Onoja, the Chief of Staff to Governor Yahaya Bello as masterminding the intimidation of Adoji’s supporters.
Senatorial candidate Adoji confirmed the information.
He disclosed that his supporters are currently moving out of town to avoid attacks and related intimidation tactics being deployed by the Governor’s Chief of Staff.
Governor Bello, a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress had boasted to President Buhari that he would deliver Kogi state ‘’100%’’ to the President.
It is believed that Onoja is acting out a part of the script to help the Governor deliver on the promise with the hounding of Adoji’s supporters.
The election for the President, Senator and Federal House of Assembly Members hold on the same day.
Adoji had stirred up a whirlwind of support that has thrown up intimidating popularity ahead of the election.
The ADC’s Senatorial candidate’s formidable political presence had attracted the attention of the ruling party chieftains, especially Governor Yahaya.