A former lawmaker representing Igalamela Odolu State Constituency, Hon. Friday Sani Makama has cried out over an alleged threat to his life for supporting Mr Usman Ododo, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, ahead of the November 11 Kogi State governorship election.
DAILY POST recalls that Makama had during an interview declared that his people, (Kogi East) are not ready to take over the leadership of the State.https://dailypost.ng/2023/04/28/interview-2023-igalas-not-ready-to-rule-kogi-now-ex-lawmaker-makama/
He has now cried out that since he pledged his loyalty to the APC candidate, he had been receiving a series of threats from some aggrieved aspirants from the Eastern part of Kogi State.
The two-time lawmaker, who said he was deeply sad with the recent development, called on the law enforcement agencies to ensure that those behind this act were arrested and prosecuted.
Makama, who also shared a recorded audio version of the alleged threat to his personal assistant, vowed that nothing would stop him from supporting the government of Alhaji Yahaya Bello.
The statement reads in part, “Democracy is simply a theory which simply suggests the right to choose on who to represent you or govern you but reverse is the case in Kogi State as enemies of the state have turned this right to killing of anybody who is perceived to be against them.
“Ever since the primaries of the APC Kogi State, which His Excellency Usman Ododo won, those opposed to the Government of Alh. Yahaya Bello has shifted their anger on me for supporting Alhaji Usman Ododo.
“Last week, a lawyer for one of the contestants wrote a petition against me to the Inspector-General of Police and without waiting for the approval of the petition, the new dimension became this threat to my life.
“They have continued to believe that I am the only problem to them from the Eastern part of Kogi State and must go down at all cost.
“This press statement has become imperative in order to inform the public about the demonic plans against me while I urge security agencies to take proactive action to prevent the ugly plan.”