2023 Elections: Group Petitions NSA, Accuses Desperate Politicians in Kogi of Stockpiling Arms

2023 Elections: Group Petitions NSA, Accuses Desperate Politicians in Kogi of Stockpiling Arms

  • A ploy by desperate politicians has been uncovered by a group identified as the Biraidu Development Forum (BDF)
  • The group alleged that the youths in Kogi state, the Dekina area to be precise, have been empowered with weapons to use against opposition parties during the polls
  • The BDF, therefore, petitioned the National Security Adviser and noted that such a move could affect the credibility of the forthcoming general elections if not checked

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A group identified as the Biraidu Development Forum (BDF) has called the attention of the National Security Adviser (NSA), Mohammed Babagana Monguno, to moves by some politicians they described as desperate.

Ahead of the forthcoming general elections, the group alleged that in Kogi, some desperate politicians plan to cause havoc in the Dekina area of the State.

Mohammed Babagana Monguno, National Security Adviser, 2023 general election, Kogi state
A move by desperate politicians in Kogi state has been uncovered and relayed to the National Security Adviser, Mohammed Babagana Monguno. Photo credit: Mohammed Babagana Monguno
Source: Facebook

How desperate politicians plan to wreak havoc, group reveals

In a letter signed by Sani Onekutu, the BDF said a local government chairman in the state was arraging to create chaos, maim, and kill innocent people in the Biraidu district, a report by The Nigerian Tribune confirmed.

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According to Onekutu, the said chairman brought some miscreants to Abocho and its environs, like Emewea and Ogbabede, where they radicalise and incite youths on how to intimidate and kill people during the forthcoming elections.

He alleged that these youths have dangerous weapons, such as AK47s, pump action, grenades, axes and other sharp objects, as tools against opposition parties.

Political parties devise strategies to beat cash crunch ahead of presidential election

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported earlier that political parties are struggling to get cash for expenditure, including the payment of allowances to agents on election day, a few days before the presidential election.

According to the report, the major political parties – Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the All Progressives Congress (APC), the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), and Labour Party (LP), are struggling to get cash to be expended on logistics.

The expenditure, it was gathered, would start with mobilising state coordinators and party agents, among others.

Court resumes trial of Governor Yahaya Bello’s wife, nephew over alleged N3bn money laundering

In another report, the Federal High Court in Abuja resumed the money laundering trial involving Rashida Bello, the wife of Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello and his nephew, Ali Bello.

The governor's nephew, Ali Bello, was one of the four defendants the court remanded just after their arraignment on Wednesday, February 8.

The defendants are facing an 18-count charge of criminal misappropriation and money laundering to the tune of N3,081,804,654.00.

Source: Legit.ng

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